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The Litchfield Beach Select Blog Page is your connection to the Grand Strand. Here you can keep up with all that's going on at the Litchfield Company and surrounding area in Pawleys Island,SC. Check out the list of category's below or use the custom search feature to search our archive for a specific word or phrase.
One of the most difficult decisions during your beach getaway may include determining the best place to eat. With literally thousands of dining options along the Grand Strand, choosing a restaurant in Myrtle Beach is a monumental task. Thankfully, the 34th Annual Taste of the Town returns to the city this October, and if your vacation rental experience coincides with this experience, you'll definitely want to check it out. Myrtle Beach's most delicious night of the year returns this Fall on November 5th, so get your appetite ready and head over to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 4 pm to 10 pm for this one night only event.... Read More
TopGolf - one of the premier nightlife hot-spots opened in March 2019 and brings its unique brand of sports and entertainment to the Grand Strand. Located directly across the street from Broadway at the Beach on Robert Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, this new fun-filled attraction will entertain family, friends and golfers of all skill sets for hours. With 30 locations already open around the US, thousands of golfers and non-golfers have enjoyed the non-stop fun night out at Topgolf and this golf-themed venue is sure to quickly become one of the most popular hot-spots around Myrtle Beach.If you’re not familiar with TopGolf, it consists of a huge multi-tiered driving range with dozens of individual hitting bays that can accommodate up to eight guests (six players).... Read More
May is right around the corner, and that means the air will soon be filled with the rumble of thousands of motorcycle engines as the Myrtle Beach bike weeks roll back into the Grand Strand. With the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally taking place from May 10-19 and Myrtle Beach Bikefest happening over Memorial Day weekend from May 24-27, if you're a motorcycle enthusiast, May is the perfect time for a vacation to Myrtle Beach. These dates are always some of the most popular Myrtle Beach vacation dates, so make sure to reserve your condo soon so you don't miss out.The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally kicks things off from May 10-19.... Read More
We all know that New Orleans is a happening place to be on Fat Tuesday each spring. But did you know you you can experience all the fun of Mardi Gras on the beautiful South Carolina coast? Oh yes, it’s true. On Tuesday, March 5, head on over to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk to take part in Marshi Gras, a fun-filled annual event that brings the festivities of Mardi Gras to the Grand Strand. All the pomp and flair of Bourbon Street will be on display along the Marshwalk as Marshi Gras kicks off at Bovine’s at 7 PM with a huge parade. The parade consists of hundreds of participants dressed up in festive costumes and is open to everyone.... Read More
Myrtle Beach and muscle cars: they go together like peanut butter and jelly. There’s just something iconic about cruising down Ocean Boulevard in a classic American automobile. And as spring gets closer and closer, convertible weather is right around the corner. This March, the premier car enthusiast event returns to the Grand Strand as the Run to the Sun Car Show commemorates its 31st year.With over three decades of history in Myrtle Beach, this show is sponsored by the Pee Dee Street Rodders club, a group of classic car enthusiasts that organize an amazing three-day schedule packed with shows, demos and vendor events that are sure to be a car lover’s dream.... Read More
It's always a great time to enjoy a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach. March is right around the corner and each day the weather is getting a little warmer. Even better, St. Patrick's Day falls on Sunday, March 17th this year, giving you the perfect excuse to pack your bags, book a great Myrtle Beach condo with Beach Vacations and come join us for fun and festivities celebrating all things Irish all weekend long. Myrtle Beach will host plenty of great St. Patrick's Day celebrations, so reserve your Myrtle Beach vacation rental today and check out some of these awesome options during your getaway. And don't forget to wear green or you might get pinched.... Read More
Blessed by mild temperatures during the winter, now is the perfect time to escape the frigid conditions of home and take a weekend vacation to Pawleys Island. And despite what you may think, there are plenty of great events to enjoy during winter around Pawleys Island. One such event takes place on Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th with the 6th annual Taste of the Marshwalk event. Whether you are a seasoned foodie or just in the mood to sample from some of the area’s most popular restaurants, the Taste of the Marshwalk festival is sure to be a great time. Each day of the Taste of the Marshwalk event, guests can visit the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk from 11 AM to 4 PM to sample from eight of the Marshwalk’s most popular restaurants.... Read More
The time has come again to lace up those sneakers and prepare for the excitement and exhilaration that accompanies the Myrtle Beach Marathon. Back for its 22nd Anniversary, the racing event is known for being one of the fastest and flattest in South Carolina and includes the Myrtle Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k and Grande Dunes Family Fun Run. Join all of the fun the weekend of March 1 - 3, 2019, as runners from all over the world compete for a chance to claim the title of best on the beach.The Myrtle Beach Marathon offers seasoned and trained runners the chance to qualify for the Boston Marathon under impeccable weather conditions and a fast, flat course.... Read More
Happy 2019. We hope that your New Year has gotten off to a great start, and there’s no better way to get your year going on the right foot than taking a trip to Pawleys Island. The Litchfield Company offers the best accommodations around at amazing Pawleys Island resorts like Litchfield Beach and Golf, True Blue Resort and Pawleys Plantation Resort and no matter what time of year, there’s always plenty of fun and excitement to enjoy along the Grand Strand. This February, fans of live music are sure to enjoy the fantastic slate of tribute bands scheduled to perform at the Carolina Opry, one of the most popular entertainment venues in Myrtle Beach.... Read More
This month, Myrtle Beach welcomes back the Wedding Showcase, the Grand Strand's premier wedding exhibition, on Saturday January 26, 2019. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., prepare to be amazed by all of the glitz and glamour of this bridal event. Whether you're a local bride or a bride who is planning a destination wedding on the beach, the Wedding Showcase has you covered for everything wedding.The Wedding Showcase will be hosted at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, where vendors set up exhibits and booths designed to offer you the latest and best in wedding gear. One of the most essential aspects of the wedding is the bridal party's attire, and the Wedding Showcase will have all of the industry's best in fashion, from wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses to mother of the groom and father of the bride apparel.... Read More
With so much going on leading up to Christmas, the holiday season can become a little stressful. What better way could there be to help that anxiety melt away than enjoying a relaxing weekend trip to Pawleys Island? The Litchfield Company is here to help make it happen for you. And while you enjoy amazing food, golf and live entertainment, you can also fit in some shopping at a plethora of unique shops and boutiques around Pawleys Island and the rest of the Grand Strand. Here are some one-of-a-kind shops to discover unforgettable gifts for those special people on your Christmas list.The Original Hammock ShopWe all know someone who could use a little relaxation in their lives and nothing says relaxing like resting in a hammock.... Read More
Brookgreen Gardens has long been one of the most beloved destinations along the Carolina coast. With over 9,000 acres of pristine botanical gardens, a world-renowned sculpture collection and a tremendous wildlife exhibit featuring a plethora of species native to the lowcountry, locals and visitors alike have flocked to this beautiful refuge for decades. And with the holiday season rapidly approaching, one of Brookgreen Gardens’ most popular events returns as Nights of a Thousand Candles kicks off in early December. For three weekends in December, a dedicated staff of employees and volunteers transforms Brookgreen Gardens into an amazing display of light and Christmas cheer.... Read More
Look, we get it. You might only think about taking a Pawleys Island vacation in spring or summer. After all, the beach and a summer vacation go together like peanut butter and jelly. But did you know that the average high temperature for the Grand Strand in November is still 67 degrees? So while it might not be the time to take a dip in the ocean (without a wetsuit at least), it’s still plenty warm enough to enjoy a walk on the beach or a couple of rounds of golf at some stellar Pawleys Island area courses like True Blue, Caledonia or Pawleys Plantation. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, why not consider a multi-family vacation to Pawleys Island? Here are some tips to make it happen.... Read More
The coastal Carolina region is home to beautiful wetlands and a complex ecosystem of flora and fauna. This beautiful paradise has attracted visitors going back to the early 1800’s and even though many modern conveniences have made their way to Pawleys Island, the region has maintained its natural beauty. Each year at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown, the South Carolina Environmental Law Project hosts the Wild Side soiree, raising money to endeavor in protecting this unique area and if you’d like to attend a fantastic party with a noble purpose, be sure to get tickets before they sell out.This year is the 9th installment of Wild Side, taking place on Saturday, November 3rd.... Read More
With sunny and pleasant weather extending well into fall, October is still an ideal time to escape your everyday routine and head to Pawleys Island for a relaxing weekend vacation. And since the lowcountry enjoys warm weather during autumn there are plenty of great fall festivals that will fill your Pawleys Island vacation with wonder and excitement. One such festival takes place during the third weekend of October as the Wooden Boat Show returns to the historic waterfront district of Georgetown for its 29th year.If you’ve taken a vacation to Pawleys Island but never made the short drive south to Georgetown you’re really missing out.... Read More
Your Pawleys Island vacation can be filled with lots of fantastic things: amazing food, relaxing afternoons on the beach, world class golf and great shopping. In addition to all of this, on your next trip to Pawleys Island, why not test your puzzle-solving skills at a Grand Strand area escape room? If you’ve never experienced one of these interactive challenges, escape rooms are the perfect activity for family or friends to put their heads together and solve a variety riddles in order to break free and escape to victory. On your next Pawleys Island getaway, check out some of these awesome escape rooms located around the Grand Strand.... Read More
While summer may be winding down, there are still plenty of great reasons to plan a vacation to Pawleys Island. One such event is sure to be the Brew at the Zoo celebration at Brookgreen Gardens. There’s never a bad time to visit the gorgeous surroundings of Brookgreen Gardens, but on Saturday, September 29th you can enjoy this special sanctuary and get your fill of great live music, delicious food and, of course, a fantastic assortment of local and national craft beers.The Brew at the Zoo event has been a favorite fall gathering for the past decade and this year will continue that tradition, attracting hundreds to the lowcountry zoo portion of Brookgreen Gardens.... Read More
The Grand Strand has no shortage of entertainment options, but while most people might think of golf courses or the beach as the key attractions, there are lots of venues that showcase world class live entertainment. From amazing stage shows to concerts to gut-busting comedy acts, there really is something for everyone all around the Grand Strand. On your upcoming vacation to Pawleys Island, here are some of the most popular live entertainment venues and a sampling of their upcoming entertainment and concert schedules.Alabama TheatreSituated in North Myrtle Beach at Barefoot Landing, the Alabama Theatre was founded by the legendary country music group Alabama and has delighted hundreds of thousands of spectators with dazzling concerts and humorous comedy acts.... Read More
Although Pawleys Island offers tons of fun activities and thrilling excursions to try out during your South Strand vacation, the laid-back coastal destination is also the perfect spot to relax and unwind. At Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, guests have plenty of ways to enjoy a tranquil and serene condo rental experience. If you're hoping for a beach vacation that will bring you tranquility and peace of mind, try out our four following suggestions. 1. Yoga on the BeachThe Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort is located right along the coast, so whether you're staying in an oceanfront condo or one of our nearby beach homes, you'll have easy access to the sandy shores of the Atlantic.... Read More
During your Pawleys Island vacation, you will enjoy plenty of great ways to spend your day. Whether it's lounging along our pristine beaches, playing a round or two on our amazing golf courses or getting an adrenaline rush at an amusement park like Family Kingdom or Wild Water and Wheels, your trip is bound to be memorable. But as the day turns to night, the perfect way to wrap things up is watching the sky sparkle at one of the weekly fireworks displays around the Grand Strand. Check out some of these dazzling pyrotechnic displays during your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island. Broadway at the Beach Holding the crown as South Carolina's most visited tourist attraction, there are lots of great reasons to visit Broadway at the Beach.... Read More
A Myrtle Beach vacation is right up there with bald eagles, baseball and apple pie as far as things that are truly and proudly American go. And with July 4th rapidly approaching, why not make plans for a patriotic trip to the Grand Strand? In addition to our beautiful beaches and endless array of entertainment options, Myrtle Beach will light up the sky with tremendous firework displays all throughout the week of July 4th. Enjoy the rockets' red glare and the bombs bursting in air at some of these great July 4th celebrations around Myrtle Beach. Barefoot Landing Barefoot Landing is always a great spot to visit in North Myrtle Beach, with tons of unique shops, a fantastic assortment of restaurants and live entertainment venues like the House of Blues and the Alabama Theatre.... Read More
Summer along the Grand Strand is now in full swing, and this weekend the Carolina Country Music Fest takes place, drawing tens of thousands of festival goers to watch three days of country music's biggest stars. But the music scene along the Grand Strand doesn't stop there, and even better, many of the concerts around Myrtle Beach are absolutely free to enjoy. From North Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet, no matter where you are along the Grand Strand, you'll have plenty of great ways to enjoy live music on your summer vacation. Be sure to check out some of these rockin' concerts on your upcoming Myrtle Beach vacation.... Read More
With June upon us and summer getting into full swing, you're probably eagerly anticipating your trip to Pawleys Island. What's that? You haven't planned your summer vacation to Pawleys yet? Well, with as busy as our lives can get we can't blame you, but that's exactly why you need to make time for a relaxing getaway to our lowcountry slice of paradise. You deserve a break from those everyday stresses and with weeks and weeks of sunny skies on the horizon now is the perfect time to escape to Pawleys Island. On top of this, while on your getaway you can experience one of the Grand Strand's premier nightly summer events at nearby Brookgreen Gardens.... Read More
TicketReturn.com Field is no stranger to action as it serves as the home field for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball team. But on Tuesday, June 19th a different type of action will dazzle spectators as the Nitro Circus rolls into town as part of their nationwide Next Level Tour. The event will showcase elite motocross riders putting their skills to the test to perform death-defying tricks that are sure to have your pulse racing as fast as theirs. The project of professional motorsports star and stunt performer Travis Pastrana, Nitro Circus has traveled the globe and wowed hundreds of thousands of fans with their incredible exhibits of risk-taking and motorsports skill.... Read More
There's no shortage of fun things to do on your Myrtle Beach vacation, but since the ocean is right here, why not set sail out into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean? Luckily, the Little River area of the Grand Strand has plenty of great ocean adventures waiting to delight you on your trip to Myrtle Beach. On your upcoming summer vacation, check out some of these great ways to have fun out on the open ocean. Big M Casino Boat Feeling lucky? Then try your luck at all of the casino games waiting on the Big M Casino Boat. The Big M is the area's premier gaming cruise, with two ships setting sail daily from the waterfront in Little River.... Read More
There are plenty of scenic beaches and great landmarks to visit during your Pawleys Island vacation. From the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk to Brookgreen Gardens to all the attractions of nearby Myrtle Beach, you're sure to have a packed itinerary. But no matter what you've got planned be sure to fit in some time to explore Atalaya, one of the most unique and beautiful landmarks along the Grand Strand. Situated in Huntington Beach State Park, Atalaya was dreamt up by Archer M. Huntington and Anna Huntington. Archer was a wealthy industrialist who had an intense love for the arts and his wife Anna was a talented and acclaimed sculptor.... Read More
While there's no bad time for a golf vacation to Myrtle Beach, during the summer months it can get pretty hot out there on the links. And by pretty hot, we mean low 90s is a nice, cool day. But that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a round or two. You'll just need to gear up with the proper attire and gadgets to make sure that you beat the heat during your golf trip. Here are some great choices to stay cool during your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. Under Armour UA Performance Polo A lightweight and breathable shirt is essential to staying cool out on the links, and the Under Armour UA Performance polo has been a favorite of pro and amateur golfers for years.... Read More
Pawleys Island is situated within the lowcountry coastal region of South Carolina and some of the most beautiful landscapes along the east coast. From shady wooded regions featuring canopies of coastal pines and live oaks to tranquil inlets and saltwater marshes, you have to experience all the beautiful nature trails available during your vacation to Pawleys Island. Whether you travel on foot or by bike, there are numerous scenic trails for your enjoyment around the southern Grand Strand area and here are a few that you won't want to miss during your next trip to Pawleys Island. ... Read More
With summer quickly approaching, Myrtle Beach will be hosting a tremendous schedule of festivals and special events for the next several months. The unofficial start of summer in Myrtle Beach will take place Friday June 1st through Sunday June 3rd with the 63rd Annual Sun Fun Festival. This wildly popular event has provided good times and great memories for thousands of Myrtle Beach locals and visitors since the first installment of the festival back in 1951, and 2018 is sure to continue that tradition with live beach music and lots of family friendly fun. The Sun Fun Festival took place continuously from 1951-2011 and was a way for locals and visitors to celebrate the summer season returning to Myrtle Beach.... Read More
A vacation to Pawleys Island is a great way to unwind and escape our everyday stresses. But in addition to clearing our mind, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy the arts, with the most well-known being Brookgreen Gardens. Brookgreen Gardens is home to one of the country's largest sculpture collections and also features a rotating collection of exhibits by local, national and international artists year-round. Each year on the first weekend in June, Brookgreen Gardens hosts their annual Art Festival, and for art lovers and those interested in the learning more about art in various mediums this festival is a must-see event.... Read More
There's nothing like a Pawleys Island vacation to melt your stress away and enjoy a laid back getaway from the everyday hustle that we all deal with. From lounging on some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast, dining on fresh local seafood at an oceanfront restaurant or enjoying world-class golf, there are a ton of ways to spend your leisure time during your trip to Pawleys Island. And if you consider yourself a shopaholic, there are lots of great local shops and venues to snag the perfect souvenir to remember your Pawleys Island vacation by. Here are some of the best spots to peruse for deals on your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island.... Read More
With four-championship quality golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in the sport, Barefoot Resort is one of the finest destinations that anyone could choose for their Myrtle Beach golf vacation. This Grand Strand jewel showcases the unique coastal landscape among the area courses and offers first-class accommodations within the multiple neighborhoods of the resort. From modern two or three bedroom golf course condos to deluxe four bedroom villas on the waterway at the Yacht Club and North Tower, a Myrtle Beach golf vacation at Barefoot Resort is sure to meet and surpass your golf group's expectations.... Read More
Some people say there's no such thing as bad pizza. Those people must have never had the delight of enjoying an anchovy and pineapple pie with light cheese and well-done crust. However, we can definitively say that there's no such thing as a bad day at the beach. Even if you're only armed with a beach towel, you'll have a great time on the Myrtle Beach shoreline. But if you want to take your already good time to the next level be sure to snag some of these great beach gadgets to utilize on your upcoming spring or summer vacation to Myrtle Beach. Mad Grit Mega Beach Blanket Look sand, we like you a lot, we really do.... Read More
With miles and miles of beautiful beaches, tons of golf and nearly endless entertainment, there's ever a bad time for a Myrtle Beach vacation. But on the weekend of May 19th and 20th, one of the Grand Strand's biggest festival returns as the 37th Annual Blue Crab Festival takes place on the historic Little River waterfront. Whether you're a fan of delicious local seafood, live music or great arts and crafts, this festival truly has something for everyone. Little River is situated on the northern end of North Myrtle Beach and the area's waterfront has always been a favorite destination for locals.... Read More
Let's face it: to turn a phrase made famous by Reese's, there's no wrong way to enjoy a Pawleys Island vacation. But there are always ways to make your already fantastic vacation even better. From finding ways to curb sand that sneaks its way everywhere to quick and easy cures for getting too much sun, there are some great hacks out there to make your trip to Pawley Island even more enjoyable. Here are few amazing tricks to get the maximum enjoyment out of your upcoming Pawleys Island vacation.rnrnApple cider vinegar for sunburnrnYou'll always want to layer up with sunscreen when you take a trip to the beach, but if you still wind up with some sunburn, a spray bottle of apple cider vinegar diluted with water offers a quick and inexpensive way to take the sting out.... Read More
Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas of the Grand Strand offer dozens of great spring festivals each year. One of the most popular festivals will return for its 13th year as Mayfest On Main takes place in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, May 18th. If you're thinking about making a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach in May, this is sure to be a great event to enjoy during your vacation. Mayfest On Main has been a favorite spring festival for Grand Strand visitors and locals alike. Year after year, Mayfest On Main celebrates the return of warm, sunny weather with a fantastic assortment of live music and food and craft vendors, always happening on the Saturday before Mother's Day.... Read More
Pawleys Island is one of the premier vacation spots on the east coast for a quiet, relaxing getaway to leave behind all your everyday worries and enjoy a slower pace way of life. But for those traveling with kids, there might be concerns about keeping them occupied. Luckily, there are plenty of great kid-friendly entertainment options within a short drive to make sure a Pawleys Island vacation is just as enjoyable for them as it is for you. As all parents know, when the kids are happy, it's a little easier for everyone to be happy, so be sure to check out these great nearby entertainment options on your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island.... Read More
Myrtle Beach has no shortage of places to stay for your upcoming Grand Strand vacation. But if you've never experienced a vacation at Myrtle Beach Resort, you are missing out on one of the premier resorts along the coast. This fantastic property offers it all, whether your ideal Myrtle Beach vacation is all about fun and excitement or relaxation and leisure. So what makes Myrtle Beach Resort an awesome spot to call home on your Myrtle Beach vacation? Well, there are tons of reasons, but we'll give you five of the best here. Pools, pools and more pools. Who doesn't like to take a dip in a sparkling pool on their Myrtle Beach vacation? No one, that's who.... Read More
There's nothing like hitting the beach on a sunny day with some pals to enjoy some friendly competition. Luckily, on your Pawleys Island vacation you can enjoy some of the most pristine shoreline available along the east coast. Outside of beach activity standards like frisbees and footballs, there are plenty of great beach game and gear options to enjoy on a sunny afternoon. Here are a few of the most popular and unique beach games for you to try during your next trip to Pawleys Island. Spikeball Having garnered quite a following since being featured on Shark Tank, Spikeball is a fixture on many beaches all over the country.... Read More
You have the wedding gown, you have your guest list, and you have your fabulous wedding venue in Pawleys Island. Now it's time to determine the menu for your special day at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. While our catering team takes pride in being able to create the customizable menu that you prefer, here, we'll be focusing on our special themed buffets that you can choose from to make your wedding day complete. Read ahead to discover our six deliciously-themed buffets and find out how you can get started planning your dream wedding at Litchfield. All dinner buffets include rolls with butter, water, coffee, and iced tea.... Read More
If you're like thousands of other fun-loving travelers, the warm spring weather probably has you dreaming of a trip to Myrtle Beach. After all, who doesn't love miles and miles of beautiful beaches, non-stop entertainment, nearly endless shopping and dining options, all within a few minutes of your condo? It's no wonder why scores of travelers make a Myrtle Beach vacation a yearly tradition, and now with the Vacation for Life contest by Brittain Resorts and Beach Vacations, you can ensure that tradition continues for life, and best of all, for free. Just imagine being able to plan a free trip to Myrtle Beach each year for the rest of your life, and all it takes is one entry into the contest.... Read More
With over 80 golf courses available along the Grand Strand, it's no wonder why the Myrtle Beach area is known as the Golf Capital of the World. And with many of the area's best courses situated around Pawleys Island, there's no shortage of world-class links to test your game and delight golfers of all skill levels. If you're planning on playing a round or two during your upcoming vacation to Pawleys Island, don't miss the challenging layout presented by the course at True Blue. Perennially named one of the top golf courses along the Grand Strand and featured on Golf Magazine's 2017 "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" list, True Blue has wowed golfers since its opening back in February 1998.... Read More
Everyone loves taking a vacation to Pawleys Island. After all, with as hard as we all work in our everyday lives, everyone deserves to take a relaxing trip to this lowcountry paradise. But packing up all your belongings for your getaway can be a drag. You show up in your condo, unzip your suitcase only to find all your beach clothes are wrinkled beyond comprehension. Or, even worse, you forget an essential and now have to spend valuable vacation time shopping for things you already own. Here are some great tips to ensure that packing for your trip is a breeze and that your Pawleys Island vacation doesn't hit any snags when you arrive.... Read More
Stop us if you've heard this before, but Myrtle Beach can get quite hot during the spring and summer months. And after a long round (or two) of golf along the Grand Strand, you and your fellow golfers may have worked up quite a thirst. Luckily, there are a multitude of places to quench your thirst during your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. If you're a fan of craft beer or microbrews, here are a few of the best options around Myrtle Beach for ordering some frosty suds. American Tap House Located right in the heart of Broadway at the Beach, American Tap House is one of the premier destinations for lovers of craft beer.... Read More
When you think about Myrtle Beach, there are many things that come to mind like the Boardwalk, beach music and endless golf courses. But one of the things Myrtle Beach is best known for will be celebrated from April 20-29 as the SOS Spring Safari returns to the area to perform the shag at the Grand Strand's most popular beach bars and dance clubs. With ten days of dancing fun packed into the duration of the festival, fans of the shag cannot miss taking a vacation to Myrtle Beach during the Spring Safari. For those unfamiliar with the history of the shag along the Grand Strand, here's a crash course.... Read More
Get ready for your favorite meals on wheels whenever you attend the 2nd Annual Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival this April 20-22 at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place in the oceanfront Boardwalk District. Come out from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday to take part in this fun and delicious Spring festival in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Admission is free, and aside from dozens of food vendors, guests will be able to experience live entertainment, a corn hole tournament, and two beer stations. When you arrive at the Pavilion grounds, be sure to make a quick walk around the premises to scope out exactly what food selections are available.... Read More
With beautiful views all along the shore of Myrtle Beach, it's easy to find your gaze locked on the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean. But if you're taking a Myrtle Beach vacation during April 28th and 29th, be sure to keep your eyes on the skies as the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Airshow takes place. If you haven't already booked a weekend spring trip to Myrtle Beach, this is a great time to visit the coast. The Grand Strand was home the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1958 to 1993, so the ties to fighter jets and the area spans over four decades and remains a source of pride. For the majority of its commission, the base was home to the 354th Fighter Day Wing/Fighter Tactical Wing, composed largely of A-10 Warthog aircraft.... Read More
With the weather warming up, golf in full swing and so many great spring events slated for the Pawleys Island area, it's the perfect time to plan a trip to Pawleys Island. If you're looking for first-class accommodations, Litchfield Beach and Golf offers guests everything you could be looking for, from modern one bedroom oceanfront Pawleys Island condos to deluxe six bedroom oceanfront beach houses. And now when you stay with Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, you can enjoy mouth-watering breakfast and dinner options at Coastal Dish, the on-site restaurant of the resort. Officially open for the 2018 season, Coastal Dish is sure to satisfy any diner's appetite with a tremendous selection of tantalizing dishes every morning and evening.... Read More
The Blessing of the Inlet has been an annual lowcountry tradition for over two decades, and this year looks to continue that tradition with faith, family-friendly fun, food and entertainment. With so many local residents relying on our coastal resources, the Blessing of the Inlet is a yearly service that celebrates faith and wishes good fortune upon the region. If you've never attended this favorite event of locals and visitors alike, plan a trip to Pawleys Island today and see why the celebration has become such a beloved annual event in the lowcountry area. This year's Blessing of the Inlet will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in nearby Murrells Inlet.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is well-known for its abundance of amusement and entertainment options, but even with so many great options for filling your vacation with fun, it's a big deal when the fair comes to town. The Horry County Fair returns to the Myrtle Beach Speedway from April 20-29 and promises to be a can't-miss event during your upcoming spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach. Make sure you attend one of the ten nights of non-stop fun to enjoy a huge variety of thrill rides, games of chance and much more. 2018 marks the third year the Horry County Fair has taken place, with the past two years drawing in thousands of attendees for tons of fun and excitement.... Read More
When you take a trip to Myrtle Beach, not only do you get to enjoy beautiful beaches, endless golf and mile-long list of entertainment options, but you can pick from nearly a thousand area restaurants that are guaranteed to satisfy any appetite. With such a tremendous assortment of dining options, one of the toughest choices during your Myrtle Beach vacation can be where to enjoy your next meal. It's a great problem to have though, because from North Myrtle Beach down to Pawleys Island, your dream meal is sure to be right around the corner. If you consider yourself a foodie, there's no better way to sample from the area's top culinary destinations than at the 11th annual Taste of the Coast at Barefoot Landing.... Read More
During your vacation to Pawleys Island, you will enjoy a wealth of fantastic dining options around the area. No matter if your idea of a perfect meal is Mahi Mahi, a bacon cheeseburger, rack of lamb or anything in between, the dozens of world-class restaurants dotting the Pawleys Island area will delight your taste buds and ensure your appetite is completely satisfied. And with the Tastes at Pawleys culinary festival, now you can sample the area's top restaurants in one sitting. Celebrating its 10th year in 2018, the Tastes at Pawleys event takes place on April 29th at the Precious Blood of Christ Church in Pawleys Island.... Read More
During daylight hours on your Myrtle Beach golf vacation, it's all about hitting the links. But when the sun goes down, unless you've got night vision goggles, glow-in-the-dark golf balls and floodlights on your golf cart, you'll need to find some activities to fill out your getaway itinerary. Luckily, Myrtle Beach offers a ton of great live entertainment choices to enjoy on your golf trip. Here are some of the best entertainment spots to visit during your golf vacation to Myrtle Beach. House of Blues If you're enjoying your golf vacation with a stay at Barefoot Resort, you're right around the corner from Barefoot Landing, home of the House of Blues.... Read More
Along the Grand Strand, we appreciate the natural beauty and splendor displayed by the coastal Carolina landscape. From the Atlantic Ocean to the unspoiled wetlands inland and along the shores of the Waccamaw River, the area branching out from Pawleys Island showcases unique ecosystems and landscapes that are worth protecting for future generations to enjoy. On your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island, you can learn why these natural areas are worth protecting and what you can do to help by visiting the Earth Day Festival at Brookgreen Gardens. Taking place on Saturday, April 21st, the Earth Day Festival at Brookgreen Gardens will be a great event for kids and adults alike to learn about nature, conservation efforts and the work that goes on behind the scenes to make Brookgreen Gardens the world-class botanical sanctuary that it is.... Read More
When you think of the Grand Strand, there are plenty of things that come to mind, but one of the most famous exports of the Myrtle Beach area has been the shag. No, not the carpet, the iconic dance that took the area by storm beginning back in the late 1930s and still holds a special place in the hearts of Grand Strand locals and guests alike. No matter if you're a seasoned veteran or a newbie to the dance, during your upcoming vacation to Pawleys Island, take a quick drive to Georgetown and check out the 12th Annual Shag Festival, taking place on April 21, 2018. If you're not familiar with the shag and its history along the Grand Strand, here's a quick primer for you.... Read More
With hundreds of great restaurants to choose from around the Grand Strand, there's no shortage of fantastic dining options on your vacation to Myrtle Beach. Around almost any corner you're likely to find whatever taste you're craving, whether it's fresh seafood, steak, sushi, pizza or BBQ. But while ordering that perfect meal is great, it's even better when you can enjoy it while taking in a beautiful view of the beach. During your Myrtle Beach vacation, be sure to plan on a first-class oceanfront dining experience at one (or more) of these fantastic Grand Strand restaurants. Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge Nestled on the end of Pier 14 just a couple of blocks north of the iconic Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge serves up one of the Grand Strand's best ocean views complimentary with every meal.... Read More
We're only a couple of weeks away from April, and that means one thing: baseball is right around the corner. Dozens of major leaguers have made their way to the big leagues after a stop in Myrtle Beach, and with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans' 2018 season kicking off on April 5, you're likely to see some future MLB stars take the field. Make sure you don't miss out on all the action during your vacation to Myrtle Beach. Since 1999, the Pelicans have drawn thousands of fans to catch the game's biggest up-and-coming stars as they begin their journey to making a Major League Baseball team. Until 2010 the Pelicans were the Class A Advanced team for the Atlanta Braves.... Read More
We're only a couple of weeks from Easter and with each passing day the weather gets a little bit warmer and sunnier. And with many getting a long weekend off of work or school to celebrate Easter, it's a perfect time to plan a weekend trip to Pawleys Island. The Litchfield Company offers you tremendous Pawleys Island vacation rentals at our three partner resorts: Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort and True Blue Resort. Make plans for an Easter trip to Pawleys Island today and enjoy beautiful accommodations and lots of Easter family fun. On Saturday, March 31st families can attend multiple Easter egg hunts and celebrations around the Pawleys Island area.... Read More
If you're like thousands of other families, you're probably preparing for your Myrtle Beach spring break or summer vacation in the coming months. Also, like many families, you might be working on your budget to make sure you don't break the bank on your vacation to Myrtle Beach. If you've already booked with Beach Vacations then you've done great by reserving your Myrtle Beach condo or beach house at an unbeatable price. But did you know there are plenty of fantastic free activities around the Grand Strand to help make lifelong memories on your trip to the area? Here are a few of our favorites: Warbird Park Located on the corner of Farrow Parkway and Kings Highway at the entrance of The Market Common, Warbird Park features an exhibit of several US Air Force fighter jets that have been maintained in pristine condition.... Read More
We're now a full week into March and for you and many travelers like yourself, your spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach is right around the corner. And with so many fantastic entertainment options to choose from along the Grand Strand, your Myrtle Beach spring break trip is sure to be non-stop fun from start to finish. In fact, the hardest part can sometimes be choosing which activities to enjoy during your getaway. What a great problem to have. Here are a few of our favorite spots for family fun in Myrtle Beach.WonderWorksEntertaining Broadway at the Beach guests for nearly ten years, WonderWorks is filled with over 100 exciting and hair-raising exhibits and amusements that will delight and educate guests of all ages.... Read More
The South Carolina coastal region around Pawleys Island features a beautiful and diverse ecosystem that is truly unique. Even without venturing into less developed or populated areas, you're likely to see majestic cranes expertly spearing fish in area ponds or even alligators patrolling marshes and inlets. But by exploring further out, you will be rewarded by witnessing the unspoiled beauty of this intricate ecosystem. On your next vacation to Pawleys Island, slow things down and learn about the nature behind this special area with a trip to Georgetown to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center. Centered around a large plantation, Hobcaw Barony was one of 10 coastal baronies (estates ran by barons of the British empire) established by King George I in 1718.... Read More
A Pawleys Island vacation can be one of the most relaxing getaways you can take, but fortunately it doesn't break your budget. When you book with our great Pawleys Island resorts you know you're getting an unbeatable deal, and when you get here there are lots of great ways to fill your trip with non-stop fun without spending a dime. So holster your credit card, put that checkbook away and check out some of the best ways to enjoy free fun while on your vacation to Pawleys Island. Birdwatch Along the Shoreline Located just north of Pawleys Island in Murrells Inlet, Huntington Beach State Park is renowned as the best spot for birdwatching in the state of South Carolina.... Read More
All golfers know that a great set of clubs doesn't automatically improve your game, but it probably won't hurt to upgrade those old sticks rattling around in your golf bag. After all, Jack and Arnie may have gotten by with wooden drivers, but even they got with the times as technology advanced. And the current arms race of drivers, irons and putters continues to push the limits of what professional and amateur golfers can do out on the course. When you come to golf in Myrtle Beach, why not upgrade your arsenal to shoot your lowest round yet? Check out some of the newest and hottest clubs around to break 100, 90, 80 or lower on your upcoming Myrtle Beach golf vacation.... Read More
There's nothing like owning a vacation property in Myrtle Beach or the surrounding Grand Strand. Scores of travelers return to this special coastal paradise year after year for relaxation, recreation and non-stop beach fun. But when you're not staying in your Myrtle Beach condo or beach house, why let it sit unused when it can be a fantastic source of passive income? Thousands of potential Grand Strand travelers are looking to rent properties just like your Myrtle Beach condo or beach house, and Beach Vacations is the perfect partner to help you rent your property. Here are a few of the benefits and services Beach Vacations provides our rental partners.... Read More
Everyone deserves a vacation to kick back, relax and enjoy time away from our everyday routines, and as anyone who's taken a trip to Pawleys Island would attest to, one venture to this lowcountry paradise will have you planning your next getaway as soon as you get home. However, with our busy schedules and budget concerns, sometimes taking a vacation can get pushed to the side. But that doesn't have to be the case. What if you could win a seven-night Pawleys Island vacation, free of charge, each year for life? Luckily for you, with the Vacation For Life contest from Brittain Resorts and Hotels, that's exactly what you can win with a simple entry.... Read More
You have the engagement ring, and now you need the perfect venue to bring your dream wedding to life. Whether you're a local resident or considering a destination wedding, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawleys Island, South Carolina is the ideal setting for your upcoming nuptials. Read ahead to discover everything you need to know about planning your Lowcountry wedding. Location Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is situated perfectly along the South Carolina coast in tranquil Pawleys Island. With warm summers and mild winters, its location in the coastal Carolina Lowcountry allows for outdoor events all year long.... Read More
March has arrived, which for many states on the east coast and midwest means that spring break is right around the corner. And after a long and snowy winter season it can't come soon enough. Ideally, you've already reserved your Pawleys Island condo for your spring break vacation to the Grand Strand. Now all there is left to do is prepare for endless fun on your getaway. Here are a few essential items that can help make your spring break trip to Pawleys Island even better than you expected. CGear Sand Free Beach Mat It's great to dip your toes in the sand out on the shores of Pawleys Island, but no one likes it when your beach towel is covered in a layer of the stuff.... Read More
Early June is always a fantastic time for a Myrtle Beach vacation, but the past few years the annual Carolina Country Music Fest has made it one of the most popular times of year to make the trip to the Grand Strand. This year marks the fourth time the festival has descended upon Myrtle Beach, and like the previous years, the lineup of country music stars is second to none. If you're even a casual fan of country music, this gathering makes for a great reason to plan your vacation to Myrtle Beach. The Carolina Country Music Fest will kick off on June 7th, showcasing an amazing schedule of up-and-coming and chart-topping country music acts over the course of four days and nights.... Read More
On your spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach, there are sure to be plenty of great activities and amusements to keep you entertained, but if you're planning on being in the Grand Strand March 23-25, don't miss the Saltwater Highland Games. This festival celebrating Celtic heritage is taking place at the North Myrtle Beach Sports and Parks Complex and is sure to be a fantastic event to enjoy during your Myrtle Beach spring break trip. 2018 marks the third year that the Saltwater Highland Games have taken place in Myrtle Beach, and this year promises to be the biggest yet. Event organizers expect participants and spectators coming from at least 26 states and five different countries, making for a diverse and vibrant festival.... Read More
The lowcountry region of the South Strand is home to an abundance of wildlife, from sea turtles and alligators to egrets and bald eagles. But of all the wildlife you expected to see on your vacation to Pawleys Island, we bet that dinosaurs weren't on the list. Well, OK, you might not see live dinosaurs, but with a visit to the "Dinosaurs." exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens, you can check out a large selection of super-realistic animatronic dinosaurs and learn all about these incredible creatures while on your trip to Pawleys Island. Running daily from now until April 27th, the "Dinosaurs." exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens showcases seventeen different animatronic creatures to discover, including stegosaurus, triceratops, utahraptor, megalosaurus and tyrannosaurus rex.... Read More
After a long day on the golf course, you and your fellow golfers are likely to have worked up a ferocious appetite. Luckily, there are plenty of great restaurants to enjoy during your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. And to satiate that hunger, there's nothing like a perfectly-seared steak to satisfy. During your next golf trip to Myrtle Beach be sure to visit some of the following fantastic steakhouses available around the Grand Strand. New York Prime Praised by raters on OpenTable (4.8/5 rating) as well as publications like Golf Magazine, New York Prime has been one of the most renowned steakhouses in Myrtle Beach for over 20 years.... Read More
If you're fortunate enough to own a vacation condo or beach house in Pawleys Island, you're in possession of some of the most relaxing square footage available along the entire east coast. But unfortunately, sometimes you have to say goodbye and leave your beloved property behind when you return home. Instead of leaving your property unused, why not turn it into a source of passive income? The Litchfield Company has over 40 years experience in rental property management of beach houses and condos in Pawleys Island and has earned the trust of hundreds of satisfied partner owners. So what can The Litchfield Company offer to you and your property? Here are the top four reasons to allow The Litchfield Company to represent your Pawleys Island condo or beach house.... Read More
It's always important to book great accommodations for your upcoming Myrtle Beach vacation, and that's exactly what you get when you reserve with the fantastic Myrtle Beach condos available at Myrtlewood Villas. But outside your condo's front door and around the grounds of Myrtlewood you and your guests have access to plenty of amenities to enjoy on your trip to Myrtle Beach. Explore the Myrtlewood Villas resort and take advantage of these great property amenities during your Myrtle Beach getaway. Indoor Pool Facility Myrtle Beach is known for a warm and sunny climate from spring to fall. But sometimes, believe it or not, the weather doesn't cooperate and it might be too cool or rainy for a dip in an outdoor pool.... Read More
One of the best parts of spending your vacation in the convenience of a beach resort is that you don't even have to leave the premises to experience a complete and fulfilling getaway. From playing and lounging on the sand at the beach to exercising in the on-site workout facilities to renting bikes and enjoying swimming pools and more, vacation is just easier at a resort. Taking this convenience one step further, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort also has on-site food and beverage options, including Starbucks, The Deck Tiki Bar, and our newly-renovated restaurant, Coastal Dish Lowcountry Dining. Coastal Dish can be found in the same place as our previous restaurant, Webster's, and has undergone construction and design updates, as well as a reboot of the dinner menu.... Read More
Whether you're in town for a girls' weekend or a romantic getaway with your significant other, there's always a great time to be had when you go out for Drinks and Dessert. Read ahead to discover a few of our favorite spots in Myrtle Beach where the beverages are strong and the sweets are indulgent. Strong Waters Craft Cocktails Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen is one of the best places in Myrtle Beach to go for wide-ranging, unique adult drinks, and their dessert menu is impressive too. Their drinks are broken down into 5 categories- Day Drinking, featuring selections like Hair of the Dog and Summer Breeze; Light and Interesting, with drinks like Honeysuckle Mule and Lavender Field; Crisp and Boozy, including heartier drinks like Beam & Hops and Smoking' Oldie; From the Barrel, with offerings like Manhattan and Boulevardier; and finally a wide category of Bourbons and wines.... Read More
The Grand Strand is known for lots of great fun and recreation activities out on the water, but there are plenty of fast and furious land-based things to do while on your Myrtle Beach vacation. During your next trip to Myrtle Beach fulfill your need for speed and burn rubber to these fast-paced attractions. The Myrtle Beach Speedway The Myrtle Beach Speedway has been host to hundreds of stock car and truck series events, with legends like Jeff Gordon having raced at the track. But you don't have to be a professional to test your skills. With the NASCAR Racing Experience, drivers of all skill levels can drive a real stock car around the track to see what it's like to be behind the wheel of a real stock car, pushing hundreds of horsepower as fast as you're bold enough to go.... Read More
So you've booked your Myrtle Beach golf vacation and now you that you've got the perfect golf course condo and an unbeatable tee time schedule all you've got to do is plan for after your daily round of golf (or two). And if you're playing any of the courses in the North Myrtle Beach area there are lots of great spots to enjoy delicious eats and frosty beverages after your round is complete. Here are just a few of the best North Myrtle Beach happy hour spots to visit during your Myrtle Beach golf trip. Greg Norman Australian Grille Greg Norman Australian Grille is a favorite destination for golfers and non-golfers alike, with scenic waterfront location on the Intracoastal Waterway in Barefoot Landing.... Read More
A Pawleys Island vacation is all about relaxation, but that doesn't necessarily mean that your fitness regimen has to take a back seat. As a matter of fact, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort offers so many great options to stay in shape that you might end up ramping up your exercise program. Check out these great ways to keep active during your trip to Pawleys Island at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort. Health Club at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort The Health Club at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort offers guests one of the finest fitness centers available along the entire Grand Strand. This fantastic amenity is available to all guests of the resort for the entirety of their stay.... Read More
Whether it's an inland excursion along the Waccamaw River and coastal inlets or an offshore journey into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, Pawleys Island and the surrounding south strand area offers several great boat tours that are a fantastic way to spend the day on your Pawleys Island vacation. From swashbuckling adventures aboard a pirate ship to laid-back beer tasting cruises, here's a sampling of some of the aquatic experiences available during your trip to Pawleys Island. Pirate Adventures Tours Landlubbers of all ages can get a taste of the pirate's life with a tour from Pirate Adventures.... Read More
Be forewarned: during your Pawleys Island vacation, you may experience levels of relaxation that could have you wanting to never leave this special lowcountry paradise. That's a pretty good problem to have, but we'd recommend taking a short drive south to discover historic Georgetown, SC. This charming town is the third-oldest community in South Carolina and offers a great way to spend a day on your trip to Pawleys Island. With history dating back to the 17th century, Georgetown was officially incorporated in 1729 and flourished as a hub for indigo and rice cultivation. By the mid 1800s, the Georgetown area accounted for half of the rice grown in the US.... Read More
If you're planning a vacation to Myrtle Beach, you're sure to enjoy a nearly limitless array of recreation and entertainment choices. One of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful Myrtle Beach coast is by taking advantage of the many pier fishing and offshore charter fishing excursions available along the Grand Strand. No matter if you're a novice or experienced angler, you'll be able to enjoy the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and experience the excitement of landing a big catch during your trip to Myrtle Beach. Check out some of these fantastic fishing opportunities to enjoy on your Grand Strand vacation.... Read More
Why do bees have sticky hair? Because they use honeycombs. OK, you may not have laughed at that, but luckily for you there are plenty of fantastic live comedy venues for you to enjoy during your Myrtle Beach vacation. No matter what style of comedy you enjoy, your trip to Myrtle Beach is sure to be filled with laughter when you visit one of these great entertainment venues. Comedy Cabana Myrtle Beach's longest-operating comedy club can be found along restaurant row on the north end of Myrtle Beach at the Comedy Cabana. The Comedy Cabana has been open for over 22 years and has hosted renowned comics to its stage including Lewis Black, Jackie Martling, Rich Vos and a slew of other hilarious comedians.... Read More
If you're planning a vacation to Pawleys Island or the surrounding south strand area this February, you're in luck. Brookgreen Gardens is always a magical place to visit, but during February they are showcasing a couple of special events that are sure to be can't-miss attractions during your Pawleys Island vacation. Romance in the Gardens Planning a trip to Pawleys Island with your special someone? What better way to celebrate your relationship than by renewing your vows among the beautiful scenery of Brookgreen Gardens? The ceremony will take place at 3 PM on Wednesday, February 14th at the gates leading up the the gorgeous Oak Allee area of the gardens.... Read More
New Orleans isn't the only place to enjoy all the fun of Mardi Gras. The Grand Strand will host plenty of awesome Mardi Gras parties that give you a great reason to plan a vacation to Myrtle Beach. Book your Pawleys Island condo with Beach Vacations today and enjoy some good times at any of the area Mardi Gras-themed events. Restaurants and bars at area destinations like Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing are sure to have special Mardi Gras themed events, but year in and year out, the most popular Mardi Gras party around the Grand Strand will take place at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk with their 7th Annual Marshi Gras celebration.... Read More
New Orleans isn't the only place to enjoy all the fun of Mardi Gras. The Grand Strand will host plenty of awesome Mardi Gras parties that give you a great reason to plan a vacation to Myrtle Beach. Book your Myrtle Beach condo with Beach Vacations today and enjoy some good times at any of the area Mardi Gras-themed events. Restaurants and bars at area destinations like Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing are sure to have special Mardi Gras themed events, but year in and year out, the most popular Mardi Gras party around the Grand Strand will take place at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk with their 7th Annual Marshi Gras celebration.... Read More
As any golfer or golf fan knows, the most prestigious tournament every year takes place during the first week in April at The Masters at Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia. But once the competition concludes and the green jacket is awarded, the attention shifts to North Myrtle Beach and Barefoot Resort where Darius Rucker hosts the annual Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am. Year in and out this is the most popular golf weekend along the Grand Strand, so make sure to book your Myrtle Beach golf package today so you don't miss out. Since 1994, this fun-filled and star-studded tournament has become a favorite destination for travelling golfers and the perfect way to wrap up Masters week.... Read More
New Year's resolutions are always made with the best of intentions, but sometimes after a few weeks it can be tough to muster up the willpower to keep them going. And if you're enjoying a Pawleys Island vacation, sometimes the temptation of some delicious fried seafood can be an obstacle on the path of eating healthier or dropping a few pounds. While it's great to indulge yourself on your trip to Pawleys Island, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy delicious meals or physical activity and keep your New Year's resolutions intact. Here are a few great options to both treat yourself and not break your New Year's resolutions during your Pawleys Island vacation.... Read More
Pawleys Island offers a plethora of fantastic fishing options to visitors of the south strand. Whether you'd like to cast a line or net right off the beach or take a charter out to try to land a blue marlin, a Pawleys Island vacation is a dream for both novice or seasoned anglers. Here are a few great fishing opportunities to experience on your next trip to Pawleys Island. Surf Fishing Surf fishing from the shores of Pawleys Island is permitted, with popular spots around the north beach of Huntington Beach State Park and around the jetty area. You'll need to provide all the gear, including bait (mullet and shrimp are recommended), a durable rod and a sand spike to set up your rod.... Read More
Sure, everyone knows about popular hotspots in Myrtle Beach like Broadway at the Beach and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, but there are plenty of fantastic venues to enjoy beautiful natural habitats and native wildlife while on your Myrtle Beach vacation too. On your next trip to Myrtle Beach be sure to check out some of these lush parks, gardens and nature experiences that are available along the Grand Strand. Waccamaw River Tours Just inland from the Myrtle Beach coast, the wetlands of the Waccamaw River are home to an intricate ecosystem that teems with unique plant and animal life. Waccamaw River Tours offer boat trips through this scenic landscape, offering travelers a chance to witness native species like heron, egrets, osprey and alligators.... Read More
No Myrtle Beach vacation is complete without the perfect souvenir. No matter if you're all about kitschy and cheesy or high-class elegance, there are tons of great shopping opportunities waiting for you during your trip to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. During your vacation to Myrtle Beach be sure to visit some of these awesome shops and shopping areas. The Gay Dolphin A trip to the Gay Dolphin is a can't-miss stop on your Myrtle Beach vacation. Located along the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and in operation since 1946, the Gay Dolphin is a giant gift shop encompassing three stories and over 30,000 square feet of anything and everything souvenir.... Read More
The lowcountry paradise of Pawleys Island is the perfect spot for a romantic Valentine's Day getaway. Not only can you enjoy the first-class accommodations along the south strand, but you can treat your special someone to a memorable day and night out as well. On your upcoming Valentine's Day vacation to Pawleys Island, check out these great attractions to make the trip unforgettable. Brookgreen Gardens A stroll through Brookgreen Gardens, one of the premier botanical gardens along the east coast, is sure to make for a romantic afternoon. Walk amongst centuries-old live oaks cascading with Spanish moss and view their world-class sculpture collection.... Read More
A vacation to Pawleys Island is always a fantastic way to kick back, relax and enjoy a lowcountry paradise, but if you're interested in seeing the sights and sounds of nearby Charleston, all it takes is an hour drive. On your next Pawleys Island vacation, why not take a day trip to one of the east coast's most charming places? Here are a few great attractions to enjoy during a day trip to Charleston. Fort Sumter National Monument Built as part of an American defense system following the War of 1812, Fort Sumter is best known as the site of the first shots fired in the American Civil War. After a ferry ride into the Charleston Harbor, history buffs can explore the facility and see the original cannons installed in the fort.... Read More
We're all riding out these winter months just dreaming of warm sunny days that seem so far off, but make sure not to daydream too much and miss out on booking your spring break vacation to Myrtle Beach. After all, Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular spring break destinations on the east coast, and you don't want your fellow breakers reserving the perfect condo in Myrtle Beach before you do. Beach Vacations has a huge catalog of Myrtle Beach vacation rentals that will delight you and your guests, and while there are a ton of great entertainment options to enjoy during your spring break, here a few highlights that you won't want to miss.... Read More
It may be cold right now, but before you know it birds will be chirping, flowers will be blooming and the peak golf season in Myrtle Beach will be in full swing. There's nothing like a spring golf vacation to Myrtle Beach, and it's even better when you have the best gear to enjoy on your golf getaway. After booking your Myrtle Beach golf package with Myrtle Beach Golf Central, heck out some of the experts' picks for golf gear to make your game better--or at least more enjoyable. Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses When you're enjoying your Myrtle Beach golf vacation, it helps to actually see the course, and the course will pop out through the Prizm lenses of Oakley's Jawbreaker sunglasses.... Read More
The new year is here, and many of us have set a goal of being healthier in 2018. Don't use vacation as an excuse to forego your new healthy eating goals- there are plenty of places in the Myrtle Beach area that offer vitamin-filled and nutrient-rich meals that everyone in your group will love. Read ahead to explore our four favorite healthy food spots along the Grand Strand.4 Healthy Food Spots To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions Going StrongBay NaturalsLocated near 76th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, Bay Naturals doubles as a health market and organic kitchen, so not only can you find a nutritiously prepared meal there, but you can also shop for natural products like soaps, supplements, and much more.... Read More
While Myrtle Beach is great for couples all year long, you can step things up a notch when you book your next beach escape around Valentine's Day. Bring your favorite person or closest friends for a simply lovely time along the Grand Strand. Here are our tips for experiencing Myrtle Beach's romantic side. Sunrise Get up early during your romantic getaway to Myrtle Beach to experience a beautiful sunrise coming up over the Atlantic Ocean's horizon. There's nothing like an East Coast sunrise to get your day started off on a romantic note. Fun Activity There are lots of fun attractions for couples to enjoy in Myrtle Beach.... Read More
Each year, millions of people from across the United States and around the world gather together to watch two teams in their battle to see who will be the next Super Bowl Champion of the NFL. This year on Sunday, February 4, 2018, you can experience Super Bowl LII at a variety of establishments scattered throughout the Pawleys Island area, and if you're spending the weekend at one of our fabulous Litchfield Beach vacation rentals, you can even enjoy the big game from the privacy and comfort of your own living room. Check out our list of the Top 5 Sports Bars of the Grand Strand to figure out where you should be on Super Bowl Sunday 2018.... Read More
Each year, millions of people from across the United States and around the world gather together to watch two teams in their battle to see who will be the next Super Bowl Champion of the NFL. This year on Sunday, February 4, 2018, you can experience Super Bowl LII at a variety of establishments scattered throughout the Grand Strand, and if you're spending the weekend at one of our fabulous Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, you can even enjoy the big game from the privacy and comfort of your own living room. Check out our list of the Top 5 Sports Bars of the Grand Strand to figure out where you should be on Super Bowl Sunday 2018.... Read More
It may be overwhelming when you discover that there are literally hundreds of shopping spots and destinations along the Grand Strand. From specialty shops to boutiques to malls and outlets, there is definitely something for everyone who visits this fabulous coastal area. If you're looking to knock out some bargain shopping during your stay, check out the following destinations before you make the trek home. Hudson's Surfside Flea Market Travel down to Surfside Beach just south of Myrtle Beach to experience affordable shopping at Hudson's Flea Market. With over 430 vendor spaces, there's no guarantee of exactly what you might find while browsing this economical shopping destination.... Read More
Looking for something unique and totally Myrtle Beach during your next beach vacation? Stop by any of these specialty shops for the perfect souvenir to take home. From t-shirts to home decor to cherished keepsakes, you will love the items these shops have to offer. Gay Dolphin The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is a time-tested treasure found along Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach. Located between the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion grounds and the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, you'll find this multi-level souvenir shop to be filled to the brim with everything from practical jokes to personalized keychains to large decorative pieces to sea shells of every size, shape, and color.... Read More
The holiday season brings with it a sense of joy and anticipation like no other, but sometimes planning out gifts for your loved ones can be stressful. While we may not be experts on all gifts, we know a thing or two when it comes to taking a beach vacation. That's why we've compiled a list of the Top 10 Gifts for the Beach Traveler in your life. Beach Umbrella In recent years, the city of Myrtle Beach has prohibited the use of beach tents between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Help the beach lover on your list stay cool in the shade with a beach umbrella. Umbrellas measuring up to 7.5 feet in diameter are allowed on the beach throughout the year, as long as they are in line or behind the established umbrella line.... Read More
A souvenir is a keepsake item that serves as a reminder for your wonderful time spent on vacation. When you travel to Myrtle Beach, you're sure to find the memory-holding souvenir that is perfect for you, so that you can bring home a little piece of the beach. Here are our Top 7 Souvenirs to Take Home From Your Myrtle Beach Vacation: Pressed Penny For the cost of a few coins, create your own Myrtle Beach souvenir when you find one of the many Penny Press machines scattered throughout the Grand Strand. You can currently make your own penny souvenir at any of the following locations: Pirates Voyage, Original Benjamin's, Alligator Adventure, Gay Dolphin, Peaches Corner, Broadway at the Beach- Dragon's Lair Mini-Golf and Visitor's Center.... Read More
A Winter day in Myrtle Beach may mean something a little different than a Winter day in your hometown, since this coastal city rarely gets snow and typically maintains mild temperatures throughout the season. If you're looking to make a spontaneous getaway to Myrtle Beach to escape the icy conditions where you live, then come visit the always-exciting Grand Strand. While you may still need to wear your coat, scarf, and gloves while out and about, we know you can thoroughly enjoy your Winter vacation to the fullest. Read ahead for our suggestions on spending the perfect Winter day in Myrtle Beach.... Read More
What's worse than reaching your vacation destination only to realize that you've left something important behind at home? Don't let your travel be affected by forgotten items- use our vacation packing checklist to make sure you have everything you need to have a fabulous time in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. Year-Round Necessities No matter what time of the year you visit the vacation condo rentals of Myrtle Beach and Beach Vacations, there are certain items that you need to pack and bring along. While basic toiletries will be provided in your condo, it's always a good idea to bring extra supplies if you feel you may run out of the starter amount.... Read More
If you're tired of shopping and spending time indoors, don't worry. When you vacation in the Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach areas, you're sure to be within reach of a phenomenal outdoor excursion. With a variety of inlets, rivers, lakes, and of course the Atlantic Ocean nearby, the outdoor adventurer will love all of the options available during your next beach escape. Visit Surf the Earth in Pawleys Island, South Carolina for all of your Lowcountry outdoor needs. Not only does this local shop offer up retail items like t-shirts and hats, but Surf the Earth also features a variety of equipment rentals, as well as thrilling tours of the area.... Read More
Though it may seem that costs are higher than ever when it comes to just about everything, you can still have a fantastic time on your Myrtle Beach vacation without breaking the bank. Aside from spending plenty of time on the beach and in the ocean, there are lots of fun attractions in the area that you can do for less than $10. Here are 5 of our favorites: Ripley's Mirror Maze on Ocean Boulevard There's so much to do on Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Myrtle Beach, and the Ripley's Mirror Maze is one attraction that you can do for just $9.99. This dazzling experience features over 100 mirrors with LED lights and digital sound, leaving you with a totally unique experience every time.... Read More
While Myrtle Beach may be known as a shopping, dining, and golfing destination, visitors can also enjoy plenty of live music when vacationing along the Grand Strand. Whether you're interested in showing off your singing chops at a karaoke bar, busting a move to the latest hits, or discovering a new favorite band, you'll find it all at the live music venues of Myrtle Beach. Crocodile Rocks This one-of-a-kind live music venue at Broadway at the Beach promises guests a totally unique experience every time they visit. The dueling pianists at Crocodile Rocks are always ready to perform the audience's requests, from songs of the 1950s all the way to current top 40.... Read More
Gulfstream Cafe When you sleep late but wake up with breakfast on your mind, the best solution is brunch. When you travel to the Litchfield Beach area, you are within close proximity to hundreds of dining establishments, each with their own style and presentation. If you're looking for the best brunch spots on the Hammock Coast, in the Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet areas, then try out one or all of the following local hotspots: Enjoy your brunch from the picturesque Gulfstream Cafe whenever you visit Garden City during your next beach getaway. With stunning views of the inlet, you may want to stick around for lunch and dinner too.... Read More
Finding the best places to eat while on vacation may seem like a monumental task. With hundreds of dining establishments scattered throughout the Myrtle Beach area, it's tough to narrow your meal plan down to just one restaurant. During your next beach getaway to the Grand Strand, you may find yourself looking for a brunch spot when you can't decide if it's too late for breakfast or too early for lunch. We've got the Top 5 Brunch Spots in Myrtle Beach below, so try one or all of them out during your next beach vacation. Blueberry's Grill Located at the North end of Myrtle Beach off of North Kings Highway, Blueberry's Grill promises classic foods with unique twists, designed to tantalize your taste buds with the finest and freshest ingredients.... Read More
What better way is there to wind down after a long day at the beach or on the town than by enjoying live performances from some of the best local talent around? We've pooled together some of the best venues for Live Music in the area, so plan ahead and check out some of these fabulous Litchfield Beach area hotspots. The MarshWalk The MarshWalk is a 1/2 mile stretch of shopping and dining establishments that hug the inlet, giving visitors an outstanding view of the natural beauty of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Throughout the Summer, you'll find live music nightly at a majority of the restaurants along the MarshWalk, and conveniently, many of them feature bands or live-shows year-round as well.... Read More
Even though there are just under eight months to go before the 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest takes place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it's never too early to start planning your CCMF experience. With many partner hotels and resorts offering package deals and specials, now is the perfect time to reserve your downtown Myrtle Beach stay. All of your favorite country music stars are set to take the stage for this three-day event, which takes place on June 7-10 at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Situated right near the Boardwalk Myrtle Beach, the festival grounds can be found at 812 North Ocean Boulevard.... Read More
There's nothing worse than heading off on a highly-anticipated beach vacation only to find upon arrival that there is nothing to do to keep you entertained on your trip. Fortunately, at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, we have plenty of fun and exciting activities, excursions, and venues to make your beach getaway one that will be etched in your memory forever. From on-site shops and restaurants to bike rentals to golf outings, there is something fun for everyone at Litchfield Beach. Experience the magnificent golf experiences that await you during your visit to the South Carolina Lowcountry and Hammock Coast.... Read More
If you've been searching for the perfect beach home in the Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach areas, look no further than the annual rentals of the Litchfield Company. Now offering houses and condos ranging in size and style, we hope to match you with the long-term rental that is perfect for you. Whether you are hoping to move into the area or you are relocating from within the region, there's nothing more exciting than setting up a new residence in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry. When you live along the Hammock Coast, you are situated in a picturesque area, bordering the coast. Enjoy scenic views of the inlets and marshes, as well as the stunning Atlantic Ocean.... Read More
As the owner of a stunning Litchfield Beach property, you hold a valuable resource for both you and your potential tenants. If you are looking for a secondary source of income or would like to make the most of your current beach home investment, then partnering with the professionals at Litchfield Annual Low Country Property Management may be just the right fit for you. Now is a great time to embark on a new journey with Litchfield Annual rentals. With a fresh school year starting up, many families and college students have relocated into the area with hopes of settling into life along the Hammock Coast.... Read More
The Myrtle Beach Ripken Experience annually hosts the largest travel baseball and softball tournaments throughout the Grand Strand area. Named for professional baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., the camps and tournaments seek to provide younger players with Big League experiences at an affordable rate. The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach puts you right in the middle of all of the game-day action and allows you to explore the beautiful oceanside city of Myrtle Beach whenever your player is off the field. When you reserve a stay at one of our Ripken Hotels, your accommodations in Myrtle Beach are sure to impress.... Read More
Take a walk on the wild side when you visit Myrtle Beach during your next condo rental experience. From thrilling outdoor adventures that allow you to enjoy the beautiful Myrtle Beach weather to inside excursions that take you under the sea, there are so many great ways to get up close and personal with animals when you visit the Grand Strand. Check out the opportunities below to make your dream Myrtle Beach animal encounter a reality. Travel north on HWY 17 until you reach Alligator Adventure, the self-proclaimed Reptile Capital of the World. This reptilian sanctuary features a variety of creatures, including albino alligators, crocodiles, frogs, lizards, marmosets, lemurs, a wide variety of birds, and much more.... Read More
Each year, families and friends gather together to give thanks and show appreciation for all of the wonderful things in their lives. The Thanksgiving holiday in America has become synonymous with turkey, football, and shopping, and during your stay in Myrtle Beach, you can experience it all. As you give thanks and celebrate this special holiday, take time to explore some of Myrtle Beach's greatest restaurants offering up Thanksgiving feasts that may leave you too full for Black Friday shopping. Webster's Lowcountry Grill and Tavern Experience a Lowcountry Thanksgiving like no other when you dine at Webster's Lowcountry Grill and Tavern, located in Pawleys Island at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.... Read More
As the Winter season approaches, it's time to prepare for icy roads, snow days, and all of the headaches that go along with the bitter cold. However, if you're looking to trade in the dark days of Winter in your hometown for the beautiful sandy shores of Pawleys Island, then be sure to explore all of the monthly rentals we have available from October through February. Take advantage of the mild weather of the South Carolina coast, as temperatures average in the 50s and 60s throughout the Winter. Get ready for sunny beach days with fewer crowds, making it easier for you to enjoy a relaxing stroll along the shore.... Read More
Brookgreen Gardens: The spring flowers may not yet be in full bloom, but beauty abounds year-round at Brookgreen Gardens. Featuring more than 9,000 acres of scenic Lowcountry landscapes and beautiful works of art, Brookgreen Gardens is the largest and oldest botanical sculpture garden on the East Coast. Although the winter weather might make it hard to see it all on a chilly day, admission is good for one full week so you can pick and choose warmer times to visit. The winter calendar includes tours of the old Oaks Plantation site, slave quarters, graveyards and the rice fields. Indoor activities include the Butterfly House, Children's Discovery Room, restaurant, tea room and souvenir shop.... Read More
Don't look now, but Halloween is just around the corner. This spooky, fun-filled holiday comes to life in Myrtle Beach, where area events bring locals and visitors together for some frightfully thrilling celebrations. If your beach getaway brings you to the area during late October, be sure to check out these exciting, festive experiences. Halloween on the Marshwalk Make your way down to Murrells Inlet for an evening of thrills and chills on the MarshWalk. Peppered with a variety of shops and restaurants, and situated along the picturesque waterfront, the MarshWalk is the best place to spend Halloween on the south end of the Grand Strand.... Read More
There's no greater time to hit the links than in the Fall. The kids are back in school, so it's the perfect time for a getaway with the buddies, and family destinations like Myrtle Beach see less traffic and crowds. With mild, comfortable temperatures, generally great weather, lower prices, and beautiful outdoor scenic views, there is no question that few experiences can rival an Autumn golf vacation. Here are our Top 5 reasons to book your Myrtle Beach golf getaway in the Fall: Weather Enduring 18 holes outdoors can definitely be a struggle during the Summer in the Myrtle Beach area. With humidity at its peak and temperatures high, it's not out of the question that a Summer golf trip might mean sweating through temps in the upper 90s.... Read More
It's almost the most wonderful time of the year in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's time to get started planning for your beach getaway to the Grand Strand for the best in Black Friday shopping experiences that are sure to make everyone on your holiday gift list smile from ear to ear. Explore some of the top shopping destinations in the Myrtle Beach area during your Black Friday 2017 condo rental experience. Start at the north end of Myrtle Beach by spending some time at Tanger Outlets and the Myrtle Beach Mall. Both shopping destinations are located on Highway 17 North, making them convenient and within close proximity to your accommodations and other Myrtle Beach experiences.... Read More
There's something very special about the Fall season- whether it's the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the changing colors of the leaves, or the slight chill in the air, Myrtle Beach in Autumn is truly something amazing to behold. If you are looking to spend your vacation along the Grand Strand at a time when prices are lower, the beach is less crowded, and traffic is much more manageable, then be sure to reserve your Fall beach escape today. Here are our Top 5 suggestions for enjoying your Autumn vacation in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Area State Parks While Myrtle Beach may be known for its shopping, dining, and entertainment options, there is no escaping the natural beauty of our beach town.... Read More
You are the proud owner of a beach home or condo in the Myrtle Beach area, where hundreds of thousands of visitors flock each year to enjoy the sun, sand, and countless options for entertainment and dining. Beyond short-term vacations, the Grand Strand has become a popular destination for long-term renters and newcomers looking to start up residence in the area. If you are interested in making the most of your Myrtle Beach property, consider joining the Lease Myrtle Beach team and turning your second home or beach condo into a long-term, monthly rental. There are so many benefits that come along with putting your unit on the long-term rental market.... Read More
With the winding down of the summer months and the onset of the fall season, it is time to get ready for one of Autumn's most beloved traditions: festival season. From street fairs to riverfront fests, we have you covered when it comes to Fall festivals along the Grand Strand. One of the most beloved festivals from around the area comes back for its 13th year of celebration. The ShrimpFest will take place on October 14 and 15 on the historic Little River waterfront. Visitors to the north end of the Strand can take part in this two-day event that is sure to please seafood and music lovers alike.... Read More
Have you made the decision to become a long-term renter in the Myrtle Beach area, but you're not quite sure where to start? At Lease Myrtle Beach, it is our job to work with tenants and homeowners alike in fostering a positive annual rental experience. Whether you are here for school, work, or even retirement, our dedicated team is happy to assist you with your search for a new Myrtle Beach residence. With thousands of properties around the area, Lease Myrtle Beach stands alone in our determination to provide you with the services you look for in a long-term rental property manager. We offer maintenance services for our annual rentals, and we are available 24/7 in case of emergencies in your unit.... Read More
Since 1984, the World Amateur Handicap Championship has seen thousands of golfers compete in Myrtle Beach for the enviable title of best amateur golfer in the world. This year, golf enthusiasts from all 50 states and more than 25 countries will come together for several days from August 28 to September 1, in celebration of this sport and the comraderie and competitions it brings along with it. Myrtle Beach's World Amateur Tournament is the largest of its kind, and it has seen the appearance of many celebrities throughout the years, including Major League Baseball stars Roger Clemens and Tony Womack, LPGA champion Annika Sorenstam, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, and CBS Sports and Golf Channel Commentator, David Feherty.... Read More
Huntington Beach State Park is one of the Grand Strand's most beautiful and historic coastal parks. Originally owned by aristocrat Archer Huntington and his sculptor wife Anna Hyatt Huntington, the area was leased to the state in 1960 for use as a state park, and it was made aNational Historic Landmark in 1984. Since then, Huntington Beach State Park has become well-known for its quiet and picturesque sandy beaches, bird population, and of course, its lovely castle, Atalaya. Atalaya was the winter home of Archer and Anna Huntington, and it was designed by Archer,who was heavily influenced by architectural styles from the Spanish Andalusian coastal region.... Read More
As the Summer season winds down in Myrtle Beach, locals and visitors alike look forward to all of the hustle, bustle, and excitement of another festive holiday season at the beach. If you've planned your late Fall beach escape for the second week in November, then you have to experience the immersive events to be found at the 36th Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals. Taking place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, from November 9-12, this event is sure to bring out the inner child in us all. The Dickens Show and Festivals get started on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 9 am. to 6 pm.... Read More
In recent years, the Myrtle Beach downtown area has seen the revitalization and development of many exciting additions and events. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which opened in May 2010, stretches more than a mile along the heart of the coast, from 14th Avenue to the 2nd Avenue Pier, and hosts many new festivals and entertainment events throughout the year. This Fall, on October 6 and 7, the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival returns for its 2nd year, and you can experience it all in downtown Myrtle Beach on the Boardwalk. Get ready for two days of food and fun whenever you spend some time at the Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival.... Read More
While many may prefer vacationing along the Grand Strand during the hot summer months, there are plenty of reasons for an Autumn beach escape to be a part of your Fall plans. Not only are temperatures much more bearable and comfortable, but many festivals and events arrive on the scene throughout the area. Between the beauty of the changing leaves, the much more manageable traffic, and the cozy atmosphere that surrounds us, Myrtle Beach and its surrounding areas are truly magical during the Autumn season. Celebrate everything you love about Fall by visiting the Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Festival, which takes place this year on October 7-8.... Read More
October is arguably one of the best times to spend your vacation in Myrtle Beach. Temperatures are in decline, bringing in fewer and fewer hot and humid days; leaves are developing beautiful hues of red, yellow, and orange; traffic becomes more manageable, and the Grand Strand hosts a bevy of exciting Fall Festivals. If you're traveling into the area during the weekend of October 13-14, be sure to stop by Market Common for its annual Oktoberfest celebration. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Oktoberfest is beer, but at Myrtle Beach's celebration, there are a wide variety of events and activities for the entire family.... Read More
Get ready to experience the sights and sounds of another Fall Bike Rally in Myrtle Beach beginning on September 29 and lasting through October 8, 2017. This event, which draws in thousands of visitors annually from all over the country and the world, carries on decades of celebrations and traditions, and this year's event is on track to be one of the largest Fall rallies in years. Located near the border of Murrells Inlet and Myrtle Beach, biker bar Suck Bang Blow has all of your entertainment and libation needs covered throughout the Fall rally. With a few sets on the weekend prior to get the area revved up, Suck Bang Blow will feature many acts throughout the week as well, including Tru Sol and many more.... Read More
There are so many perks that come with booking an Autumnal vacation along the Grand Strand. The weather is a bit cooler and less humid, the traffic is much more manageable, and the crowds are more sparse, making for an even more intimate experience in the Myrtle Beach area. Additionally, with the end of Summer vacation comes the onset of many enjoyable festivals that will take place throughout the area. On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the city of North Myrtle Beach welcomes back the Irish Italian Festival for its 14th Year of food, fun, and festivities. From 10am to 4pm on September 30, spend the day along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, where you'll find a host of vendors and temporary shops set up to celebrate the best of these two amazing cultures.... Read More
Even though the thrilling Summer season is drawing to a close, the excitement of Fall is just around the corner. One of the best reasons to fall in love with Autumn is the multitude of festivals that are hosted in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas during this time. One of the Grand Strand's most beloved late-Summer/Early Fall festivals, Coastal Uncorked, returns from September 1-3 for its 7th year. Coastal Uncorked will be hosted in the parking lot behind the Pavilion Park Central at Broadway at the Beach. This Labor Day Weekend event kicks off on Friday, September 1, from 6pm to 9pm, when you can experience Chocolate Under the Moon- A Moonshine Mixology.... Read More
Labor Day Weekend is quickly approaching, but you still have time to reserve your next beach getaway in one of our lovely condo rentals or beach homes. And with so many fun things to do in the area, your hardest decision might be narrowing your activities down. Labor Day is almost always synonymous with cook-outs and firing up the BBQ grill, so make sure you are prepared for a grilling good time. Most of our properties include BBQ grill areas, which can typically be found near the outdoor pool. However, if your resort does not have its own grilling locations, we recommend spending the day at Myrtle Beach State Park, where you can take advantage of picnic areas and plenty of charcoal grills.... Read More
Get ready for hot wheels and revved up engines, as the 2017 Mustang Week festivities get underway in Myrtle Beach from September 4-10. All of the fun gets started on Tuesday, September 5, at Broadway at the Beach, where participants can gather for the annual Meet'n Greet from 1 pm. to 6 pm. This informal get-together is open to all Ford-powered Mustang and SVT drivers, so stop by and say hello. On the same day, you can visit the Myrtle Beach Speedway from 10 am. To 1 pm., and from 2 pm. to 5 pm. for BFGoodrich Autocross Driving School. On Wednesday, September 6, make your way back to the Myrtle Beach Speedway and BFGoodrich Track for more fun and excitement.... Read More
The Hammock Coast, comprised of the South Strand and locations including Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, and Murrells Inlet, is renowned for its idyllic, natural scenery, exquisite dining establishments, and exciting beachside attractions. While many may know this area as a vacation destination, it continues to draw in an abundance of permanent residents year after year as well. Although it may be easy to place emphasis on the ever-popular peak vacation season, as the countdown to the end of Summer dwindles, the demand for long-term rental properties becomes more evident. Starting in late August and September, short-term, Summer vacations begin to lessen, as parents and kids prepare to return to their jobs and studies.... Read More
The Myrtle Beach and greater Grand Strand region of South Carolina is well-known for being one of the most sought-after vacation destinations on the East Coast of the United States. From the area's enticing beaches to entertainment and shopping hotspots to fabulous seafood and Southern dining experiences, Myrtle Beach offers a seemingly unlimited amount of fun and relaxation for all. Over time, the region has also continued to draw in more long-term visitors and permanent residents looking to make the area their new home. While it may be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the peak vacation season, as Summer winds down, the need for long-term rental accommodations becomes more apparent.... Read More
Back for another year of fantastic food and music, the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival celebrates its 12th annual event on September 1 and 2, 2017 at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This late summer festival is the perfect way to maximize the foodie fun of your beach vacation. An Official BBQ Championship of South Carolina, the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival awards upwards of $8,600 in cash and prizes to more than 25 competing teams of BBQ aficionados. Teams battle it out for points to find out whose BBQ will reign supreme. All of the fun starts on Friday, September 1 at 6pm, when participants will converge for the finger-licking good Wing Competition and Tasting.... Read More
Back for another year of fantastic food and music, the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival celebrates its 12th annual event on September 1 and 2, 2017 at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This late summer festival is the perfect way to maximize the foodie fun of your beach vacation. An Official BBQ Championship of South Carolina, the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival awards upwards of $8,600 in cash and prizes to more than 25 competing teams of BBQ aficionados. Teams battle it out for points to find out whose BBQ will reign supreme. All of the fun starts on Friday, September 1 at 6pm, when participants will converge for the finger-licking good Wing Competition and Tasting.... Read More
For most of us, one of our biggest fears is running out of spending money while on vacation. There's nothing worse than checking your bank account and realizing you've met your budget. While staying to your budget is important, we have come up with a few suggestions for making your dollars stretch further while you're enjoying your beach getaway in Myrtle Beach. Cook Meals In Your Condo Let's face it, dining out every night while on vacation can get pricey. If you're looking to get more bang-for-your-buck when it comes to your Myrtle Beach vacation rental experience, try cooking most of your meals from the convenience of your condo.... Read More
It is a commonly-known fact that vacation is the perfect time to indulge. Especially in the warmer months and the Summer, nothing beats the sweet satisfaction of a cold treat. From Pawleys Island to North Myrtle Beach, we have you covered for all of the top Ice Cream spots along the Grand Strand. Here are a few of our favorites that we know you will enjoy. Meyer's Ice Cream Parlor, Surfside Beach You are sure to find something for everyone when you visit Meyer's Ice Cream Parlor, located off of Highway 17 Business near Myrtle Beach Resort and Surfside Beach. The exterior of the parlor features old-fashioned neon signs, advertising some of their specialty items like sundaes and homemade waffle cones.... Read More
As the traditional Summer season dwindles down over the next month, there's still plenty of time to fit in a Myrtle Beach trip before school starts back. Make the most of your late Summer beach escape from August 4-6, when you book your stay over South Carolina's Annual Tax-Free Weekend, where you will find great deals and save an additional 6% on qualifying purchases. Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas of the Grand Strand have been known as shopping hotspots for decades. With several malls (Coastal Grande, Myrtle Beach Mall), outlet malls (Tanger Outlets, Market Common), and stand-alone and boutique stores, you are sure to find everything you're looking for when it comes to back to school savings.... Read More
With so many things to do and see during your Myrtle Beach vacation, it's difficult to narrow down exactly what to do. Especially when traveling with school-aged children, you may be on the lookout for something to keep those brains engaged during Summer vacation. One way to experience the beach with an educational twist is by taking your family to Myrtle Beach State Park for a variety of fun Summer programs that will provide new and interesting knowledge for all. Throughout the Summer until August 26, the State Park puts on its Summer Program, and most of these programs are free with paid admission to the park ($5 for adults, $3.... Read More
There's nothing like a hot and humid Summer day in Myrtle Beach to have you begging for some relief. If you're looking to enjoy your vacation time outside, then try out one of the Grand Strand's thrilling water parks, and stay cool all Summer long. Myrtle Waves- Myrtle Beach, SC The towering slides of Myrtle Waves have long dotted the skyline along Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach. Located near Broadway at the Beach, this park has been cherished by locals and visitors for more than 3 decades. You'll find all types of thrills at Myrtle Waves, from tube slides to raft rides to family favorites. Hint: Go to Myrtle Waves midweek for Wednesday Movie nights, where the park plays a family favorite each week.... Read More
Myrtle Beach and its surrounding areas along the Grand Strand have been known for the last few decades as both family-friendly vacation destinations, as well as beach escapes for golf enthusiasts. With dozens of courses, you will never run out of golfing options during your Myrtle Beach vacation rental experience. Aside from playing host to daily tee-times and practice rounds, however, the area often hosts many golf tournaments and events. This July 19-22, get ready for the National Father & Son Team Classic, which pits teams of dads and their kids against other teams, as they take on some of the most beloved courses in the area.... Read More
Every July 4th, Americans from around the country gather with family and friends to celebrate one of the nation's oldest federal holidays. Now in our 241st year of freedom from British rule, the 4th of July has come to be synonymous with barbecuing, visiting the beach, picnicking, and of course, admiring the beautiful colors of high-flying fireworks. If you're visiting Myrtle Beach during July 4th, you're in for a treat. Here are our suggestions for the best places to view fireworks in Myrtle Beach on the Fourth of July: Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Make your way to the waterfront in Murrells Inlet and find a comfortable spot while you await the 10pm fireworks show that will light up the night sky over the majestic MarshWalk.... Read More
For the last 25 years, the Sons & Daughters of Italy- Myrtle Beach chapter have hosted a fun-filled Italian Festival along the Grand Strand. In recent years, the event has found a home in the Market Common, Myrtle Beach's upscale, luxury shopping and dining district. This year, on June 24 and 25, get ready to enjoy some of the greatest aspects of Italian culture when you attend the 25th Annual Festa Italiana. All of the excitement begins on Saturday, June 24, at 11am, when gates open for the admission price of just $1. Explore the grounds of the Market Common as you stroll between booths set up to represent various characteristics of everything Italian.... Read More
From Murrells Inlet to North Myrtle Beach, there will be many incredible Independence Day celebrations taking place along the Grand Strand in 2017. Here are a few of our suggestions for your 4th of July Myrtle Beach vacation: Salute From the Shore Although Independence Day has come to be known as a fun-filled, joyous occasion, it is appropriate that, on this day of freedom, we pay tribute to those Americans who did not make it home to celebrate July 4th, or who may be overseas now. When you vacation in Myrtle Beach over this national holiday, you can honor the troops by taking part in the area's Salute From the Shore.... Read More
For the first time since 1918, the state of South Carolina will experience a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. In fact, there has not even been a total solar eclipse over the continental United States since 1979- before many South Carolinians were even alive. This year, the solar eclipse will travel completely over the country, from the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast to the Atlantic Ocean on the East Coast. On August 21, the total solar eclipse will be visible throughout a thin, roughly 100-mile wide path that meanders diagonally across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina.... Read More
The CUP Series, produced and managed by Championship Golf Tours & Events, will launch on September 6, 2017, "The Carrabba Cup." The GOLF SOCIAL EVENT will be played this Fall at The Founders Club and Myrtlewood Golf Course in Myrtle Beach. The event is scheduled to be offered every Wednesday afternoon (weather permitting).The CUP friendly foursome format does not require a handicap. All players will have a fair chance to end up in the winner's circle using a unique point scoring format for individuals and team accomplishments. Foursomes will be formed for players not booking a foursome. Getaway golf groups don't need to worry about disrupting their custom package.... Read More
It's time for your next Myrtle Beach vacation. You have your condo reserved, you have your packing lists made, but have you taken the time to see what's going on along the Grand Strand? Here are our top picks for early June happenings taking place this Summer. June 2-3: Sun Fun Festival The Sun Fun Festival started in 1951 and ran until 2011 before returning in 2016. This year, the festival runs from June 2-3, with events taking place along Ocean Boulevard near the Boardwalk and Plyler Park. The fun begins on Friday, June 2, when professional sculptors, the Sand Lovers, begin perfecting their craft along the shore of Myrtle Beach.... Read More
There's nothing like Summertime in Myrtle Beach. This year, you can enjoy a range of activities and events every night from June through August and into September at many of the most exciting areas along the Grand Strand. From North Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island, check out these family-friendly attractions all Summer long. Make your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental experience extra special by visiting the Barefoot Landing shopping district off of Highway 17 this season from June 1-September 2. From 7pm - 10pm each night, get ready for amazing, family-friendly entertainment that lasts all summer long.... Read More
Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day in Myrtle Beach by treating her to some of the most relaxing and therapeutic experiences offered along the Grand Strand. Start your Mother's Day celebration off with a visit to one of the many day spas that can be found throughout the area. Located in the Market Common, Dolce Lusso Salon and Spa offers up a variety of spa packages that include specialty treatments like massages, body polishes, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Mom will feel pampered and perfect after a visit to one of Myrtle Beach's fabulous full-service spas. After relaxing at the Spa, take the mom in your life out for a shopping excursion at any of the retail districts scattered throughout the Grand Strand.... Read More
What's better than a nice, juicy burger when you're enjoying a fabulous Myrtle Beach vacation? You could opt for the same-old, same-old options available at any number of fast-food eateries scattered around the Grand Strand, or you could try out one of the following establishments that each bring something unique to your burger experience.River City CafeThere are seven different River City Cafe locations along the Grand Strand, from Murrells Inlet to Myrtle Beach to North Myrtle Beach, and they all serve both traditional burgers and more unique options. You could stay safe and order the House Cheeseburger, featuring all of the typical accompaniments, or venture out and try something unusual like the notorious Peanut Butter Burger or Cheetos Burger, which taste exactly like they sound.... Read More
Looking to get the most out of your South Carolina vacation? Spend some time exploring one of these cities for an epic day-trip excursion. Charleston Head south down Highway 17 for roughly 2 hours, and you'll be in one of the southeastern United States' most historic cities. There are tons of sights to see and places to visit in Charleston, and you can accomplish a lot there in a quick day trip. Suggestions for a day in Charleston include food, history, and breathtaking sights. Start off by parking downtown and walking to the waterfront area. There you'll find an impressive boardwalk area that takes you out into Charleston Harbor.... Read More
Broadway at the Beach has been one of the most popular destinations in Myrtle Beach since its inception on July 4, 1995. Located centrally in the city, the shopping and dining district has grown in recent years to include more than 150 shops, more than 20 restaurants, as well as a 16-screen cinema and Big D Theatre. In Spring and Summer 2017, even more additions and upgrades will be coming to the district.The big three new additions are national chains Dave & Buster's, Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, and Carolina Ale House. Known as an adult-fun park, Dave & Buster's offers up hours of entertainment, including traditional and modern high-tech arcade-style games.... Read More
Looking to get the most out of your South Carolina vacation? Spend some time exploring one of these cities for an epic day-trip excursion.CharlestonHead south down Highway 17 for roughly 2 hours, and you'll be in one of the southeastern United States' most historic cities. There are tons of sights to see and places to visit in Charleston, and you can accomplish a lot there in a quick day trip. Suggestions for a day in Charleston include food, history, and breathtaking sights. Start off by parking downtown and walking to the waterfront area. There you'll find an impressive boardwalk area that takes you out into Charleston Harbor.... Read More
Sure, vacation usually means relaxing by the pool, indulging in delicious dinners, and enjoying escaping from the everyday stresses of life, but when you stay in the Pawleys Island area near Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of experiences that will keep you active while enjoying your much-needed vacation. If you're looking to burn some calories while having fun in Myrtle Beach, check out our Top Ways to Stay Active during your Grand Strand condo rental vacation.Walking / Running / BeachcombingWhen you take a vacation to the beach, one of the most alluring parts of the trip is being near the ocean.... Read More
There's no need to alter your eating habits when you travel to Myrtle Beach for vacation. With literally thousands of restaurants to choose form during your stay, there are plenty of dining options that offer healthy meals that won't affect the scale. Check out our Top 5 Healthy Dining Spots in the Myrtle Beach area.Bay NaturalsLocated at 7611 North Kings Highway, Bay Naturals is known as Myrtle Beach's "Original" healthy market. Shop here for a range of natural products, including food and cooking items, household cleaners, and person hygiene supplies. In the back of the store, you'll find a kitchen, where workers serves up healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.... Read More
One of the most majestic parts of vacationing near the beach is being able to see the sunrise over the horizon, as it unleashes its colors upon the morning sky. And although it doesn't set over the ocean, the sunrise is something truly special to behold as well. In Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of places to take advantage of this picturesque view. Here are our Top 5 Places to Watch the sunrise or sunset in the Myrtle Beach area.2nd Avenue and Cherry Grove Piers (Sunrise)Get there early and let the beautiful sights take your breath away. The 2nd Avenue Pier is located at 110 North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach and opens every morning at 7 a.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is known for its amazing golf courses, fabulous shopping experiences, scrumptious dining establishments, and of course, its sandy beaches, but it's also gained notoriety due to the wide selection of entertainment options that are fun for the entire family. Voted one of the top family destinations in the country year after year, these 5 shows provide the perfect entertainment for everyone in your group. During your next Myrtle Beach vacation rental experience, make sure you visit at least one of these action-packed extravaganzas.Pirates VoyageAvast, mateys. At Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage, you'll experience the wonder and spectacle of dancing and high-flying pirates, the beauty of magical mermaids, and the deliciousness of a feast fit for a Captain.... Read More
You'll have no trouble finding your most important meal of the day during your vacation rental experience. With hundreds of breakfast restaurants to choose from, you and your group are sure to find exactly what you're looking for in A.M. fare. In North Myrtle Beach, there are many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one of these out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in North Myrtle Beach :Krave Bagel Bistro If your perfect breakfast includes bagels, sandwiches, and pastries, then Krave Bagel and Bistro is the place for you. Made fresh every morning, Krave offers up 17 different options for their delicious bagels.... Read More
The significance of a great breakfast cannot be overestimated. It's the most important meal of the day, and in the Myrtle Beach area, there are hundreds of restaurants that offer up A.M. fare. In central Myrtle Beach, the city hosts many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Myrtle Beach :Johnny D's Wafles and Bakery Located right in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Johnny D's Waffles and Bakery receives 5 star reviews again and again from its dedicated following of breakfast connoisseurs. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., this restaurant offers up breakfast and lunch specials, as well as an on-site bakery.... Read More
The power of a great breakfast can never be overstated. It's the most important meal of the day, and in the Myrtle Beach area, there are hundreds of restaurants that offer up A.M. fare. Along the South Strand, cities like Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet have come to host many independent breakfast spots, so skip the chain, and check one out. Here are our Top 5 Breakfast Spots in Pawleys Island / Murrells Inlet :BisQit Nestled in a cozy corner of the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, BisQit is an eclectic eatery that boasts of its unique sandwich and burger creations. However, it's not all about lunch and dinner at this Lowcountry dining establishment, as their breakfast selections are enough to put your taste buds into a frenzy.... Read More
What we refer to as the Grand Strand includes dozens of miles along the East Coast of South Carolina, jutting inward a few miles throughout the region. This area is filled with thrilling attractions, superb dining establishments, and plenty of golf courses for impeccable play. Although the hustle and bustle of downtown Myrtle Beach may be perfect for some visitors, there's nothing like the beauty and tranquility of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals along the South Strand.Also known as the Hammock Coast, the Southern portion of the Grand Strand includes the areas of Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Georgetown, which can be found just miles south of Myrtle Beach.... Read More
Spring has sprung, and with warmer temperatures, more sunshine, and rainy afternoons, the season sets the stage for an epic emergence of all of Spring's most vivid colors. There's no better place to discover and immerse yourself in the colors, smells, and feeling of Spring than at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve that was built on the grounds of four former rice plantations. The Gardens boast that their collection of American figurative sculptures is the largest and most comprehensive in the United States, and this sprawling assortment of sculptures include over 1,400 works by more than 350 artists from the early nineteenth century to the present.... Read More
The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is home to numerous restaurants and business establishments that present the best in local cuisine and culture along the Grand Strand. Home to many festivals and events, the MarshWalk is one of the most exciting mingling points in the area. Since the region is also very well-known for its premiere golf clubs and courses, it is only fitting that the MarshWalk annually hosts the MarshWalk Masters, where participants come together for a little bit of sport, food, drink, and comradery.... Read More
The destination is always worth the travel when you're off for a fantastic trip to Myrtle Beach. Get the most out of your vacation rental by utilizing the best methods of transportation to get you to, in, and around the Grand Strand.Arrival/Departure:When traveling to Myrtle Beach, there are two chief means of transportation: vehicle and airplane. For those who prefer flying to driving, the Myrtle Beach International Airport now offers direct flights to dozens of cities around the northeast and Midwest via Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air.Particularly helpful for seasonal travel, Allegiant Air now offers nonstop flights to the following cities from June through mid-August:Akron/Canton, OHAllentown/Lehigh Valley, PACincinnati, OH Clarksburg, WVCleveland, OHColumbus, OHFort Wayne, INHarrisburg, PAHuntington (Tri-State), WV Indianapolis, INLexington, KYNewburgh (Stewart) NYPittsburgh, PASyracuse, NYYoungstown, OHSpirit Airlines also offers nonstop flights to various cities around the United States and Canada, including (* denotes seasonal route):Akron-Canton, OHAtlantic City, NJBaltimore/Washington DC*Boston, MACharleston, WV*Chicago, IL (O'Hare)*Cleveland, OHDallas/Ft.... Read More
Myrtle Beach Bike Week is back in 2017. It's time to rev up those engines and head down to Myrtle Beach for the Spring Bike Rally. Also known as Harley Bike Week, the Spring Rally welcomes motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world for a week of celebration dedicated to all things motorcycle. A highly anticipated event since 1939, the rally takes place this year from May 12 to May 21.The Spring Bike Rally typically draws in thousands of visitors, all collectively coming together for fun, food, friendship, and the ultimate beach vacation. The weather is warm and sunny, the ocean is sparkling, and the sounds of the season are in full swing.... Read More
There's a new park in town. Get your swimsuits and sunscreen ready because you'll never want to leave the North Myrtle Beach Shark Wake Park, offering up brand new attractions starting in May 2017.Located in the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex, the wake park is comparable to a skate park or BMX park, only on the pristine waters of a man-made, freshwater lake. The park features a 5-tower full-sized cable and 2-tower cable system, which make it easier to learn the ropes when it comes to wakeboarding and watersports. The park promises to deliver an exciting adventure out on the water with no extra gear or equipment needed.... Read More
South Carolina native and Coastal Carolina University alum Dustin Johnson has made waves in the professional golf world for years and has recently risen to prominence as the No. 1 golfer in the world after top showings at Riviera and the Mexico Championship. Though he is the top player on the world stage today, his history with the Grand Strand has served as a foundational stepping stone of his golf experience. Johnson grew up in the state capital of Columbia, where he led his Dutch High School golf team before signing with the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers in 2003. During his tenure at CCU, Johnson earned honors such as Big South Player of the Year ('05, '06, and '07) and First Team All-American, and he helped lead the team to a fifth place finish at the NCAA championships his senior year.... Read More
One of the absolute most scrumptious festivals of the year returns this May with the 36th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival, taking place on May 20 and 21, 2017. The festival has come a long way since its commencement in 1981, when it was just a small gathering of local folks. The Blue Crab Festival has grown in such a way that people from all over the country come to take part in this decades-old tradition.Come out to the Little River waterfront for this celebrated event, which showcases the culture, cuisine, and atmosphere of this charming coastal town. Year after year, the Blue Crab Festival draws in crowds of up to 50,000 visitors, making it one of the most-visited festivals in the Southeastern United States.... Read More
Everyone loves the normal view of Myrtle Beach, whether you're looking out at the horizon from your Myrtle Beach vacation rental balcony, cruising slowly along exciting Ocean Boulevard, or just peacefully strolling down the sandy shore. However, for those looking to see the beach city from a somewhat unusual perspective, there are many different avenues to see Myrtle Beach in a different light. Here are our Top 5 Unusual Ways to See Myrtle Beach:5. Express Watersports: Ocean Sightseeing and Dolphin Watch CruiseAquariums are amazing, but seeing marine life up close and personal in its natural habitat is priceless.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is kicking off festival season early in 2017, as the Horry County Fair returns for its second year starting April 7 and going through April 16. Hosted at the Myrtle Beach Speedpark, the event drew thousands in its inaugural year and proved to be a local success. If you miss the smell of funnel cakes, the roar of carnival rides, and the joy of all things fair-related, then you definitely will not want to miss out on the Horry County Fair.The Horry County Fair will feature all of the time-tested standbys that we cherish: carnival games like ring toss, tragically delicious foods like elephant ears, gyros, and the outstanding fried Oreo, and brightly-lit rides that make us question exactly how gravity works.... Read More
For nearly three decades, the city of North Myrtle Beach has honored the timeless celebration of all things Irish with the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival. Coming back for its 29th year, the festival is a treat for locals and those visiting the area as well.The event takes place on Saturday, March 11, 2017 around the Main Street area of North Myrtle Beach. As many as 30,000 people are expected to attend this rain-or-shine, one-day event, which promises special memories to be made, tasty food to be had, and entertainment to keep you engaged throughout the day. At 9 a.m., guests will gather along Main Street to view the annual St.... Read More
Just a week after the Irish festivities of Saint Patrick's Day, the Highland Games and Heritage Festival returns for its 2nd annual celebration of all things related to Scottish, Celtic, and Gaelic culture. On Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, join the fun in the family-friendly event, which takes place at The Grand Park in Market Common.Experience the games, foods, music, and traditions of the Highlanders, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday evening with a Whisky Tasting at Tupelo Honey. Venture over to the Entertainment and Culture Center for a 6 p.m. performance by Ripley's Ruckus Drum Line, followed by SYR at 6:30 p.... Read More
In February in the Myrtle Beach area, the weather begins to change. With sneak peaks at Spring temperatures, we look forward to blooming flowers, warmer weather, and beach days. However, most days and nights maintain that degree of bitterness that southerners associate with Winter. And what's a better combination to warm up in the late winter than hot, steamed oysters and a delectable Bloody Mary? Visit On the 1/2 Shell in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina on Sunday, February 26, 2017, for an afternoon of yummy eats, thirst-quenching beverages, and live entertainment.The fun begins at 11 a.m., with the event ending at 6 p.... Read More
From now until May 1, hundreds of baseball and softball teams from around the United States will embark on an epic Spring Training adventure with the Ripken Experience of Myrtle Beach. Both high school and NCAA teams have the opportunity to take advantage of the week-long sessions, and the number of teams taking part in this spring training event has risen from just 33 in the 2007 inaugural season to more than 400 today. Spring Training will be held at the state-of-the-art Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach Complex, which features nine, lighted artificial turf fields, including four 90-foot diamonds and five baseball & softball fields with designs mirroring iconic and notorious professional ballparks from around the country.... Read More
Forty days before the culmination of Easter, those looking for a day of complete indulgence find revelry in the celebration of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras historically and culturally represents the last day before the fast of Lent, in which many give up one or several of their own personal vices. This celebration has become secular in recent times, with people from all different backgrounds taking part in this day and night of eating, drinking, and having a great time. This year, Murrells Inlet welcomes Mardi Gras to its lively MarshWalk, where local businesses will serve up fantastic specials, while visitors experience this traditionally French holiday.... Read More
Georgetown, South Carolina, one of the oldest cities in the southeastern United States, has a history, rich in culture and elegance, as it once embodied genteel southern society in the manner it was before the Civil War. This was thanks primarily to the highly-lucrative rice and indigo plantations that were scattered throughout the area. In fact, between the 1700 and 1800s, Georgetown County was considered the wealthiest county in the nation. Many of the plantation homes that existed during the 18th and 19th Centuries have been carefully preserved and still remain in tact along the rivers that meander throughout the locale.... Read More
Beach Vacations is excited to announce the addition of Bali Bay Resort, a property that will continue to inspire the highest standards of modern luxury and clean-cut design. The condos at Bali Bay are sure to leave a last, positive impression on guests who choose Myrtle Beach as their vacation destination.This modern resort offers both ocean view and oceanfront condos that can accommodate groups as large as 16. As if the chic accommodations are not enticing enough, Bali Bay is located at the crossroads of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and the heart of Myrtle Beach. At 701 South Ocean Boulevard, the resort is conveniently located in close proximity to all of the most exciting and frequented attractions along the Grand Strand.... Read More
Few attractions can rival the thrill and excitement of beach-side amusement parks. Luckily for Bali Bay Resort guests, two of Myrtle Beach's best seaside attractions are right next door. Make the most of your Myrtle Beach vacation rental by spending time at Family Kingdom and Splashes Waterpark. Located just across the street from Bali Bay, Family Kingdom is the city's only ocean view amusement park. The park first opened in 1966, and for more than fifty years, it has continued to serve up tons of fun to locals and visitors alike. With more than 38 thrilling rides, there is truly something for everyone.... Read More
One of the most incredible ways to see the beauty and love around us is by experiencing the nature that surrounds us. This Valentine's Day, make a romantic visit to the Hammock Coast, where you can stroll through Huntington Beach State Park and its very own castle, sip tea in the gardens at Brookgreen, and finish the day with a special dinner for two. If you're looking for a unique way to spend your Valentine's Day, then come to the South Strand and see what we have in store.First, get your romantic day started by visiting Huntington Beach State Park, located just south of Murrells Inlet and off of Highway 17.... Read More
Some of the most striking geographical features in the Georgetown County area are the network of inlet marshes that meander inland along the coast. On the northern tip of the county, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk offers up the unrivaled beauty of the sights and sounds of nature. Murrells Inlet is a quaint fishing town, well-known for its seafood and for its historic popularity with pirates, including Blackbeard, centuries ago. The MarshWalk in this quiet town is home to several local businesses and some of the best restaurants and bars in the area. It has become a haven for festivals, as it hosts several throughout the year, including the 4th of July and Christmas Boat Parades.... Read More
Valentine's Day brings with it the atmosphere and thrill of romance, and in North Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of ways to make this day extra special for you and your loved one. Since the holiday of love falls on a Tuesday in 2017, many locations around the Grand Strand have set aside Saturday, February 11 as the unofficial start of festivities. Get your Valentine's Day weekend off to a great start with a visit to La Belle Amie Vineyards in Little River, South Carolina, just a few miles north of North Myrtle Beach, where the vineyard will be hosting a special Valentine's Bonfire on Saturday, February 11 from 12 p.... Read More
If you're still not sure how to spend your New Year's Eve in North Myrtle Beach, then look no further. We have you covered for some of the most exciting events of the entire year, as we welcome in a brand new 2017. House of BluesMusic fans can spend New Year's Eve at North Myrtle Beach's infamous House of Blues, which will have a special live performance by Corey Smith at 8 p.m. Enjoy the entertainment of the folk-singer-songwriter before Tru Sol takes the stage to deliver an amazing countdown to 2017. House of Blues Myrtle Beach's New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance will officially start at 7 p.m. and will include a four-course meal and entertainment throughout the evening.... Read More
There's no time for celebrating family, friends, and possibilities for the future like New Year's Eve. With nostalgia for the past and hope for the future, spend your time in Myrtle Beach enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday. Here are some of the events taking place in Myrtle Beach this New Year's Eve: Market Common's Southern Times SquareVenture over to Market Common if you're looking for a taste of Times Square combined with Southern hospitality. Starting at 9 p.m., the shopping and dining district will be transformed into a fabulous street party, featuring two stages of live music and a beer garden for guests 21 and over.... Read More
Imagine waking up to a bright, sunny morning and walking outside to breathe in the clear, crisp air. Fortunately, on a day that's too nice to stay indoors, the bike trails in Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet offer up a picturesque excursion for your Hammock Coast vacation. The Waccamaw Neck Bikeway is the perfect activity to take advantage of all year long.Paralleling the coast and Highway 17, the bikeway is a part of the developing East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile stretch of trails that runs from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida. Be on the lookout for this twelve-mile stretch of flat, paved trails, which provide you with a pathway from Litchfield to south of Murrells Inlet.... Read More
No matter what time of year you plan your vacation to Myrtle Beach, your trip away from home is sure to be a treasured experience. It is our top priority to ensure that you have a relaxing and comfortable stay while vacationing in one of our units. This begins at check-in, when you first arrive for your stay. Once you park and enter the office, please have your identification and credit or debit card available. We check your ID to make sure that we provide you with the correct assigned room, as well as to protect the integrity of your stay. The credit or debit card is used for your security deposit, which is held only in case of damage done to the unit during your stay and is released upon your departure.... Read More
At the end of each summer in the North Myrtle Beach area, the crowds grow smaller, and the temperatures grow cooler. While everyone loves the excitement of the summer months, it is the winter that makes the beach city a cozy place for relaxation and rest. Even though the weather tends to get cooler from December to March, winter temperatures in North Myrtle Beach are very mild, and days are most frequently filled with crisp, blue skies. A walk on the beach is definitely not out of the question during your winter stay, so bring your sandals along. There's no better way to escape the snow and bitter cold of your hometown than by spending the winter months in beautiful North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.... Read More
Pizza has become somewhat of its own pop-cultural art form in the 21st Century. From Internet memes to apparel, pizza is an inescapable force in the United States today. Although places like Chicago, New York, and Naples (obviously) are infamous for distinct pizza styles and deliciousness, you can find a variety of wonderful pizza restaurants along the Grand Strand. Here are three of the top Pizza Spots in Myrtle Beach: Vicini's Restaurant and PizzaIn December 2015, Vicini's opened in Myrtle Beach at 5001 N. Kings Highway, under the supervision of owner/chef Sokol Molla. Molla and his wife Vitoria are originally from Albania, but he grew up in Italy, where he worked in the culinary field in Tuscany for many years.... Read More
Annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta Boat Parade in Little RiverOn November 26, the Little River Inlet will come alive with the beauty of Christmas. In its 32nd year, the Boat Parade will showcase decorated boats, as they travel along the inlet. Each participant (as well as viewers) is encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for local children who may be in need this holiday season. This maritime parade will begin at 5 p.m. in Little River and make its way to the Dock Holidays Marina, so find a great viewing spot and enjoy the Intracoastal Boat Parade.North Myrtle Beach Christmas ParadeNorth Myrtle Beach will kick off the Christmas season with its parade, which takes place on December 3 at 5:20 p.... Read More
Legends in Concert Holiday Show If you long to see some of the music industry's greatest entertainers of all time performing in one venue, then check out Legends of Concert in Myrtle Beach. From now until December 21, experience the sounds of the holidays with performances from outstanding tribute artists portraying Elvis, the Blues Brothers, Dolly Parton, Nat King Cole, and Bobby Darin. This can't-miss show features elaborate theatrical sets, magnificent costumes, and stunning special effects. Avoid a "Blue Christmas" by checking out the Legends in Concert Holiday Show.4. Christmas at Pirates VoyageGo on a journey with Captain Scrooge, as he searches for the meaning of Christmas.... Read More
What do Dolly Parton, mermaids, and pirates have in common? You can see them all when you visit the exciting dinner and show attraction Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach.Join Captain Blackbeard and his crew of miscreants for a swash-buckling matinee or evening adventure, where you and your family will be whisked into the Seven Seas. Blackbeard and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, are on a quest to recover lost treasure- whether under the sea, on land, or up in the air.Before the feature show begins, browse through the Pirate Village gift shop and lounge, where you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the pre-show pirate performers, who tell tales of adventure and fun through song and dance.... Read More
An Adventure That's a Cut AboveAre you looking for something exciting and different to do while on your Myrtle Beach vacation? Do you enjoy being surrounded by nature and experiencing it all from a bird's eye view? If you answered yes, then look no further than Myrtle Beach's own Radical Ropes Adventure Park.With something for all ages, Radical Ropes offers visitors a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to take a walk through the trees and participate in exhilarating and rewarding outdoor activities. For the youngest little adventurers, Radical Ropes provides the KidZipz experience. Especially designed for children ages 4-8, this part of the park features zip lines and obstacles appropriate for all skill levels.... Read More
The Myrtle Beach area is typically known for many things, from its numerous shopping districts to its sparkling beaches to its challenging golf courses. But for those of us who aren't quite skilled enough for standard golf, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach offer an array of family-friendly mini-golf courses, and some of the area's top spots remain open in the colder season. If you're looking for something fun to do during your off-season visit to the Grand Strand, check out one of these Top 5 Mini-Golf Courses open for your Winter vacation. 5. Mutiny Bay: Miniature GolfLocated on Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach, Mutiny Bay Golf offers players 36 holes in an all-outdoor pirate adventure.... Read More
Each year, American families and friends come together for fellowship and feasting to honor the centuries old national holiday of Thanksgiving. Since George Washington recognized it in 1789, the holiday has grown to include much more than just food and family. In fact, one of the most exciting parts of the holiday season takes place on the day after Thanksgiving: Black Friday. Black Friday has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year in the United States, and Myrtle Beach's reputation for extensive shopping and dining makes it the perfect place for all of your holiday shopping. Three of the Grand Strand's most prominent areas for Black Friday shopping include Tanger Outlets, Coastal Grand Mall, and Market Common.... Read More
It’s a tradition almost as hotly anticipated as vacation itself (we said almost).Unfolding the beach chair, digging your toes in the sand, and devouring a new book.While there’s a time and place for “War and Peace,” we know the best reads to get are page-turners — think easy laughs, mystery and scandal, and, yes, maybe a bodice-ripper or two. We’ve found recommendations from popular magazines and websites for some of the best beach reads for 2015. Ten, to be exact, and we gave precedence to those set in the south, on the beach, or with some Carolina ties.And for your convenience, we recommend finding these in paperback where possible.... Read More
The Beach House: Transform your home into a beach-themed house with gifts and souvenirs from this Pawleys Island shop. Artwork of actual scenes from the local coast, seashells, and housewear items make this a must-stop for folks who fall in love with the Lowcountry.* Carolina Gourmet: Take home a taste of the Carolina coast at this popular spot for foodies. Featuring hard-to-find items outside the Lowcountry, such as stone-ground grits, crab and shrimp boils and native jams and jellies, Carolina Gourmet is a great place for culinary artists to shop.* The Freckled Frog: The little ones will love this shop designed with them in mind.... Read More
The seafood scene on the South Strand is one of the best on the East Coast. From the waterfront restaurants along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk to the 'arrogantly shabby' seafood shacks of Pawleys Island, guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort are surrounded by can't-miss, fresh-catch options. But for those who prefer their seafood on the rare side, as in tasty sushi and sashimi, you need to know where to go. Here the top five places to find great sushi near Litchfield Beach:* Cera Sushi: Recently opened at the Hammocks Shops Village in Pawleys Island, this new-age Asian eatery specializes in sushi.... Read More
Myrtle Beach, the geographic and entertainment center of the Strand, is for those who like non-stop excitement and entertainment. The North Strand, which extends from North Myrtle Beach past the North Carolina state line, is a hot spot for boaters (because of the accessibility to the Intracoastal Waterway) and shaggers (for folks who love to do the state dance). And the South Strand, which includes Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, is for those who prefer a more relaxing vacation.Located between Garden City Beach and Pawleys Island, the South Strand has a laid-back, Lowcountry atmosphere that's perfect for taking it easy.... Read More
Litchfield Beach and neighboring Pawleys Island are considered hot spot for great South Carolina country cooking and Lowcountry cuisine. Using fresh local ingredients, including seafood plucked from nearby waters and homegrown produce, these coastal communities are famous for serving food so good that folks drive from miles around for lunch and dinner.If you want to try other area restaurants, you're staying in the right place. Here are the top five restaurants in Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island, and all of them are within a five-mile drive of your vacation home away from home:* BisQit: Don't let the name fool you.... Read More
Guests at Litchfield Beach Golf & Resort are fortunate that they don't have to leave the premises to enjoy excellent seafood. The on-site Webster's Lowcountry Grill serves a nice selection of steaks and seafood so you can enjoy surf and turf without the hassle of going out for dinner. But if you want to take your taste buds on a tour of the local seafood scene in nearby Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach, you don’t have to go very far or look very hard. Here are five of our favorite seafood places in the neighborhood:* Frank's: This highly acclaimed restaurant is actually two eateries in one - Frank's Restaurant and Frank's Out Back.... Read More
Spring fever isn't the only ailment that brings guests to Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort this time of year. March Madness also sweeps through the South Strand, and college basketball fans have plenty of options for watching the all the tournament action. Running from March 15 to the championship game on April 4, March Madness is at its maddest at these five local spots:* Carolina Tavern: This isn't your typical sports bar. Perhaps because of its mellow Murrells Inlet location, this place is more laid back than fired up. But for fans who truly want to watch the games and just shout drunken cheers for your team, Carolina Tavern is a great place to enjoy the games without all the usual sports-bar distractions.... Read More
As the summer temperatures rise on the Grand Strand, so does the demand for cool entertainment options. Locals and visitors alike seek relief under the shade of a sprawling live oak tree or in the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Club can hit the indoor and outdoor pools on our oceanfront deck to take a quick dip. But there are lots of other alternatives that aren't quite so obvious. Here's a look at five of our favorite hot spots for staying cool:* Brookgreen Gardens: This nearby botanical sculpture garden has plenty of shady spots where you can take a break from the summer heat, but the highlight of the season is Brookgreen Gardens' 'Cool Summer Evenings' program.... Read More
While some of us may be satisfied with nothing more than a towel and a stretch of beach for lying in the sand, there may be members of your family who are looking for a little bit more entertainment while they hang at the beach. And if you’re traveling to the beach with teens and tweens, it’s best to keep them occupied, rather than have to listen to complaints about boredom … this is a vacation, after all.So here are a few of our favorite beach games for tweens and teens. They’re not guaranteed to keep them from being bored, these are teenagers we're talking about, but we’re fairly confident that between the waves and the games, you’ll all be in for a good time:• Bocce ballBocce ball is one of our favorite Italian-inspired pastimes.... Read More
Whether you are doing something special for your own dad or the father of your children, you will find a wealth of opportunities on and around the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort property. Book him a tee time at the adjoining Litchfield Country Club, treat him to a delicious meal at the on-site Webster's Lowcountry Grill, or let him spend a relaxing day at the beach and oceanfront pool deck. But for dads who prefer a little adventure, venture off the resort premises to one of these five fun activities sure to put a smile on their faces for Father's Day:* Brunch/Dinner: All dads love to eat, and the Hammock Coast area that surrounds Litchfield Beach is a bounty of seafood restaurants and country cooking cafes to satisfy the heartiest of appetites.... Read More
As part of the historic Waccamaw Golf Trail, Litchfield and the surrounding towns of Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown are home to several classic Lowcountry layouts. Utilizing the diverse terrain of maritime forests, swamps and salt marshes, neighboring courses look like scenes from the cover of golf magazines - and many are. Sporting four-plus ratings from national publications like Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, here are our top three links near Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort:* Caledonia Golf & Fish Club: Your arrival at this former rice plantation is well worth the short trip to Pawleys Island.... Read More
A long weekend is the perfect reason to take a short trip to the Grand Strand this Columbus Day. Beginning on Friday, October 7, there are so many things to experience all throughout the area, from Little River down to Murrells Inlet. Take advantage of the lower, autumn temperatures, as well as the lighter crowds and visit us during Columbus Day Weekend. One of the most beloved festivals from around the area comes back for its 12th year of celebration. The Shrimp and Jazz Festival will take place on October 8th and 9th on the historic Little River waterfront. Visitors to the north end of the Strand can take part in this two-day event that is sure to please seafood and music lovers alike.... Read More
Autumn is the prime season for football, sweaters, and local festivals, most of which celebrate a special aspect of a community's distinct cultural or societal influences. Now in its 24th year, the St. John's Greek Festival of Myrtle Beach will continue to impress with its vibrant celebration of Greek culture at its finest. Honoring all of the glory of Greek culture, cuisine, and family fun, the festival is appropriate for visitors of all ages. The festival takes place from Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 2, at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church of Myrtle Beach. If you find yourself dreaming of exotic foods, live performances, and festival street vendors, then don't miss your chance to take in the sights and sounds of the Greek Festival.... Read More
Although the Grand Strand may not be known primarily for its wine country landscapes and opportunities, in the last two decades, one vineyard has taken its place as the preferred wine-making and sampling locales in the Myrtle Beach area. Located in Little River, just north of North Myrtle Beach, La Belle Amie was first envisioned in the 1990s, and the first vineyards were cultivated in the spring of 1996. After a few years of crop-devastating hurricanes, La Belle Amie persevered to grow into one of the area's premiere destinations for wine connoisseurs. Daily visitors have the opportunity to take part in a sampling of the vineyard's top products from the comforts of the wine tasting room.... Read More
Enough cannot be said about the inspirational essence of art. The creativity and expression utilized by the artist's hand is truly something special to behold. If you're looking to get a taste of culture and fine art during your Myrtle Beach Vacation, look no further than the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard. Dedicated to being one of the finest visual art museums in South Carolina, the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum features four distinct collections of art. The museum's first gift of art came by way of the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, and this collection has been on display since 1997, with some of the pieces dating back to the 1960s and 70s.... Read More
There are few places across the globe that can lay claim to being the birthplace of a particular pop culture innovation. The Grand Strand holds bragging rights when it comes to dance, as it is the birthplace of the world-famous dance known as the Shag. Developed in the 1940s, the Shag provided a fun and rebellious escape from the day-to-day monotonies of life in coastal South Carolina. During this time period, teens and young adults fled to the beachfront clubs and lounges in order to listen and dance to rhythm and blues music, which at the time was considered largely inappropriate due to its romantic themes and sultry tunes.... Read More
While the thrill of Summer is on the way out, the allure of Autumn is just around the corner. Myrtle Beach keeps the excitement going this Fall on the Boardwalk with Shaggin'-n-September and the inaugural Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival. These are two experience you definitely won't want to miss. It all gets started this September, when on Saturdays, the Boardwalk area of downtown Myrtle Beach will become alive with beach music and dance enthusiasts. Make your way to Plyler Park for all of the fun honoring the dance known as the Shag. Beginning in the 1940s, the Shag provided a fun and rebellious escape from the day-to-day uniformities of life in coastal South Carolina.... Read More
This Labor Day weekend, spare some time out of your vacation to experience one of Myrtle Beach's signature hospitality and tourism events. From September 2 to 4, visit Broadway at the Beach's Welcome Center and Pavilion Park Central and find yourself immersed in one of the best and most inventive food and beverage extravaganzas featured along the Grand Strand. For its seventh year, Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine, Beer, and Spirits Festival will give visitors the chance to sample and vote on original concoctions, take part in various beer and wine tastings, and indulge in decadent desserts. The fun gets started on Friday, September 2, from 6-9pm.... Read More
Are you looking for something exciting and different to do while on your Myrtle Beach vacation? Do you enjoy being surrounded by nature and experiencing it all from a bird's eye view? If you answered yes, then look no further than Myrtle Beach's own Radical Ropes Adventure Park.With something for all ages, Radical Ropes offers visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a walk through the trees and participate in exhilarating and rewarding outdoor activities. For the youngest little adventurers, Radical Ropes provides the KidZipz experience. Especially designed for children ages 4-8, this part of the park features zip lines and obstacles appropriate for all skill levels.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is known for many things, some of which include the Grand Strand's beautiful golf courses, divine dining, and endless shopping experiences. However, beyond those delightful segments of Myrtle Beach, the city is also home to many award-winning dinner and theatre shows. One of the most popular and spectacular stage performance locales along the Grand Strand is The Palace Theatre, located off of Highway 17, adjacent to Broadway at the Beach. Housed in a gorgeous, rotunda-styled building, with sky-high columns and an inviting stairway entrance, The Palace Theatre was voted 2014 WINNER for Best Live Entertainment Theater by Carolina Forest Readers Choice Awards.... Read More
Since 1984, the World Amateur Handicap Championship has seen thousands of golfers compete in Myrtle Beach for the enviable title of best amateur golfer in the world. This year, golf enthusiasts from all 50 states and more than 25 countries will come together for several days from August 29 to September 2, in celebration of this sport and the comraderie and competitions it brings along with it. Myrtle Beach's World Amateur Tournament is the largest of its kind, and it has seen the appearance of many celebrities throughout the years, including Major League Baseball stars Roger Clemens and Tony Womack, LPGA champion Annika Sorenstam, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, and CBS Sports and Golf Channel Commentator, David Feherty.... Read More
After months of planning the vacation of your dreams, the last thing you want to happen is to wake up in the morning feeling exhausted. Fortunately, now there's no need to worry about being tired during your stay at Myrtlewood Villas. Now opened in the Myrtlewood check-in office, 48th Avenue Coffee is ready to serve you the best in coffee, espressos and other favorites like hot chocolate and tea. Don't forget about the cold drinks like our frappuccinos. They are the perfect remedy for those steaming hot summer days. 48th Avenue Coffee also offers up delicious treats and pastries that are sure to impress.... Read More
You've conquered the beach and shopped until you've dropped. For an adventure that is off thebeaten path and sure to leave you with an exhilarating impression, check out Myrtle BeachWatersports this summer. With two convenient locations in Myrtle Beach and North MyrtleBeach, there is an experience waiting for everyone at Myrtle Beach Watersports.If you're visiting the North Myrtle Beach area, stop by Harbourgate Marina to take part in oneof many activities offered. A second location can be found conveniently located in Myrtle Beachat the Marina at Grande Dunes. Myrtle Beach Watersports offers several different jet ski rentaloptions, including half hour and hour excursions down the Intracoastal Waterway and hourtrips on the ocean.... Read More
If you're looking to take your vacation to the next level and experience the adventure and thrillsof the waters of the Myrtle Beach area, then be sure to check out Island AdventureWatersports. Located off of Dick Pond Road, in the Socastee area of the Grand Strand, IslandAdventure offers up an array of opportunities for visitors.Island Adventure features a diverse group of watercraft, including jet skis, pontoon boats,kayaks, and paddleboards. Jet skis are rented out by the hour and each rental includes allinstruction, safety equipment and gas. Their Yamaha jet skis can comfortably seat up to threeriders, and if you have a large group, Island Adventure offers up guided 2 hour tours, which caninclude up to 10 jet skis.... Read More
There's nothing like an exciting stage production to finish off a hot day spent experiencing thewonders and sights of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. One of Myrtle Beach's most visited andcelebrated stage attractions is Calvin Gilmore's Carolina Opry, located accessibly off of Highway17 in Myrtle Beach.Gilmore had always been a fan of music, having started his career as an aspiring singer/song-writer in Nashville, Tennessee. However, when his own professional singing career faltered, hebrought his idea for a musical variety show to Myrtle Beach in 1986. Since then, the CarolinaOpry has been the home to thousands of performance that have continually impressed localsand visitors alike with the caliber of entertainers who have graced the stage.... Read More
One of the most iconic areas of Myrtle Beach is its exciting Ocean Boulevard from 9 th to 11 thAvenue North. Along this stretch of seaside buildings and attractions, there is a little bit ofsomething for everyone who visits.Start your adventure down this section of Ocean Boulevard with a stop at Peaches Corner near9 th Ave. This oceanfront restaurant set up shop in Myrtle Beach in 1937. Named after the familywho first owned and operated it, Peaches Corner has been a staple of the boulevard ever since.Open year-round, Peaches Corner offers up dining specialties including their famous ClassicFoot Long Hot Dog, Peaches Burger, and Foot Long Corn Dogs.... Read More
If you think you've seen it all when it comes to Grand Strand shopping, think again. The Hammock ShopsVillage in Pawleys Island, South Carolina provides a relaxing shopping experience that is far from typicalof today's mega malls and outlet shopping excursions. If you are looking for something different, thatoffers you the latest in shopping at your own pace, The Hammock Shops Village is especially for you.Established more than seventy-five years ago in 1938 and situated along the southern Grand Strand, TheHammock Shops Village began with just one building that focused on the art of hammock-making.... Read More
Some days we’re up for a challenge, a feat, a triumph of will.And some days we just want to have a good time.For those days, we love to recommend the Litchfield Country Club to visiting Lowcountry golfers for its scenic environs, forgiving design and, this time of year, steeply discounted prices.And don’t let the name fool you — this is not the snooty, too-exclusive country club experience with which you might be familiar. All are welcome, and all are treated wonderfully by the knowledgeable and helpful staff.The course prides itself on catering to the “well-rounded” player who perhaps doesn’t boast John Daly-esque long drives.... Read More
Oooh la la, zee love, zee romance, zee passion … zee Valentine’s Day.OK, we’ll can the bad French accent for a minute in order to relay to you some legitimate good news about spending February 14 in the South Strand: it’s fun, it’s gorgeous, and it’s not at all cheesy. So whether you’re a “Gimme a dozen red roses and keep ‘em coming” kind of person or more of a homebody, we’ve got some great ways to feel the love — morning, noon and (wink, wink) nightA.M.: We hope you’re (ahem) sleeping in…Late A.M.: Rise and shine, love birds.... Read More
Millions of visitors spend their summer vacations on the Grand Strand every year, but the savviest of travelers love to come in the fall. Whether it's the smaller crowds, the milder temperatures or the scenic beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry in the fall, repeat guests have fallen in love with an autumn retreat to Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort and the south side of the Strand.Although there are numerous year-round reasons to stay at Litchfield Beach, including the 600-acre oceanfront property's first-class accommodations, world-class amenities and Southern hospitality, fall presents its own unique set of opportunities for a picture-perfect getaway.... Read More
Packing for a day at the beach sounding a little daunting?We understand; you want to be prepared for all possibilities so you bring… a lot. What if it’s too hot? Too cold? Too buggy? Too muggy? What if we get hungry? Thirsty? Sunburned? Bored? Tired? When all scenarios are accounted for, you might as well rent a U-Haul to accompany you and your family for a day at our beautiful South Strand beaches.So how to pack a better beach bag? Bring only the essentials and make do without the rest. Here’s how.1) Assume a few things. You will get thirsty, you will need sunblock, you’ll likely get wet, you will be sitting for a while.... Read More
It’s not Christmastime until the first carols are sung, right? Nearby Myrtle Beach has some of the best holiday shows in the country at which we find the joy of the season crooned out by incredible talent. Grab a loved one or two, put on your holiday best, and get ready to smile. Grinches and Scrooges need not apply.When staying at Litchfield Beach and Golf, a number of fabulous Christmas performances are just a hop, skip and a sleigh ride away up Route 17. Here’s an overview of some of the best.1) The Palace Theatre: We have to begin with the quintessential Christmas experience –“The Nutcracker.... Read More
You know it as soon as you darken the doorstep.This place is NOT kid friendly.The breakable stemware. The hushed tones. The glares from patrons and staff.So what’s a hungry family to do?Lucky for our littlest visitors, we in the South Strand love you, and we have loads of great spots where not only kiddos are welcome, but mom and dad will be pleased as well. Here are a few of our faves just minutes from Litchfield Beach & Golf.1) Pawleys Island Tavern: While we can’t think of many parents who delight in taking their children to a tavern per se, during the daylight hours this is less watering hole and more casual haunt.... Read More
Thanksgiving dinner is as heralded as meals get.Unless you don’t like to cook.Or are visiting from out of town.Then Thanksgiving dinner is a bummer, a drag, something you’d prefer not to think about.Ah, but not on the Grand Strand. Don’t forget that southerners are all about hospitality, so when many cities shutter their restaurants on this holiday, we keep doors wide open. While there are considerably fewer restaurants open here in the Litchfield/Pawleys Island area than in, say, greater Myrtle Beach, the ones that are open are so very yummy. And we’re talking about strictly turkey-gravy-stuffing fare here.... Read More
Sure, walking is great. We love it. We do it all the time. It’s the best way to get from point A to point B.But sometimes we just really don’t feel like it, you know? Or we get that need for speed… or at least that need for a little pep, zip and/or zoom.So, we rent.Along with the great network of walking / running / biking trails on the grounds of Litchfield Beach & Golf, our location, climate and the many great attractions that surround us make a scooter, moped or other such low-key mechanized transport ideal. Not only does it get you around quickly, it’s so very fun.... Read More
Mom wants sushi. Dad wants shrimp and grits. Kids want the burgers-dogs-chicken finger trifecta.And you’re not making three stops.Lucky you, dear visitor, since the South Strand seems to know what you’re up against. We’re listing five of our favorite local restaurants that have a little bit of everything to please all palates.Here’s where to start, all within a short drive of your stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf.1) Frank’s and Frank’s Outback: We — and just about every other one of their patrons —love this spot for celebrations and splurges, and rest assured, you really can get any number of delicious eats from their three menus.... Read More
True, there are a lot of places to stay in the Grand Strand. So why, with all those options, should you choose to stay with us?First of all, we’ll start with the name: Beach & Golf.Yes, we have both. Rare is the resort that offers access to South Carolina’s world famous beaches as well as tee times at some of the best golf courses in the South. But what else is so great about us? Read on.       Ok, we know why we’re special. We know why our guests come back to us year after year, bringing family, celebrating milestones, and seeking memories that will last a lifetime.... Read More
It was the venerable Homer Simpson who once said, “You can’t make friends with salad.”And with that, a chorus of carnivores cheered in unison.While we do love salad (sorry, Homer), you just can’t beat a great steak, and lucky for us, the communities south of Myrtle Beach have some beautiful and beefy options. Here are five best bests in Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet and Litchfield.1) Frank’s Restaurant and Bar: Of all the incredible places to grab a steak on the Grand Strand, this is arguably the best —insofar as it is actually a steakhouse, er, chophouse. In addition to an extensive restaurant menu in which one can procure anything from braised Colorado lamb to pan fried quail, Frank’s offers a special chophouse menu for the purists.... Read More
It’s not that we’re fishing for compliments, really.But there are some things the South Strand does very well, and inshore and offshore adventures are among them.While staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf, you’re within casting distance of some fun, knowledgeable and reputable charter companies to take you out, hook you up, and reel your catch in for an incredibly memorable outing. This is an especially great option if you’re chipping in with a couple of other adults to defray costs. Flounder, black drum, red drum, sea trout, tarpon and more (and maybe even a shark — eek.... Read More
Ask any outdoorsy types and they’ll tell you: food always tastes better out in the fresh air.Even indoorsy types would be inclined to agree. Or, at the very least, if they’re fresh air-adjacent.The South Strand gets this. Be it ocean, inlet, garden or, let’s face it, people watching, our restaurants know how to showcase those fabulous views better than anybody.So here you have it, the five best restaurants (in no particular order) near Litchfield Beach & Golf with a view to remember.1) Austin’s Ocean One: As if the food weren’t enough of a draw, Austin’s ensures every seat in the house has a spectacular Atlantic view.... Read More
When summering in the South Strand, indulging in an ice-cold treat is an obligation, really. Think about it: 90-degree heat, intense humidity, days spent in the sun — that ice cream becomes mandatory. We’ve assembled a list of some of our favorite local spots to get a frozen snack— both for kids and grown-ups — within minutes of your accommodations at Litchfield Beach & Golf.Brain freezes sold separately.1) Paradice: This is, naturally, your first line of defense. A traditional ice cream shop in every sense, Paradice serves dozens of flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, floats, hurricanes, shaved ices, smoothies, frappes and malts.... Read More
What is it about warm weather that makes us go margarita crazy? Is it the refreshingly tart citrus flavors? That salted rim harkening to the ocean and its sea air? The festive, celebratory feeling that drinking one inspires?Oh, who are we kidding. It’s the tequila.Like many other classic cocktails, margaritas are having a moment. Beverage directors and libation specialists (they’re not bartenders anymore, mind you) have gotten creative, using specialty tequilas, agave syrups and homemade infusions and add-ins to elevate the old standby to new levels of boutique craftiness. These concoctions are a fun way to experiment with new flavors, but sometimes the simple elements of lime, sugar, tequila and salt are all we need — and want — in a margarita.... Read More
Your vacation is precious.It happens but once a year so every detail has to be right. You plan and plan and plan some more, organizing every last minute of your time away.Then you become exhausted and decide to leave all that stuff to the pros.So you book a tour.Lucky are the visitors to the South Strand, for tour options are plentiful, affordable, diverse and just plain fun. And if you’re traveling with a group? They’re a cinch to arrange. Here are some that we love — all close by and convenient to Litchfield Beach & Golf.Black River Outdoors: Get a taste of the delicate and beautiful ecosystem upon which Pawleys Island and Litchfield are situated in a relaxing, educational and beginner-friendly kayak tour.... Read More
Ahhhh, wine.You delicious little minx, you.You pick us up when we’re down, set a romantic mood, and celebrate with us in times of triumph.(Sometimes you can really kick our butts, however we’re not going to worry about that here.)It only makes sense that South Stranders — adapt at living the good life in an idyllic environment — also love to kick back with an aromatic, tasty glass (or two) of vino.Where to get wined and dined near your stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort? Here are our three top picks:1) Perrone’s: This Mediterranean staple is within, um, stumbling distance of Litchfield Beach & Golf, making it a great spot for a post-beach (or golf) tipple and, eventually, dinner.... Read More
South Carolina's famed cycling opportunities can give you just the outdoors experience you are looking for on vacation, whether it's taking in the fabulous Waccamaw Neck Bikeway from Murrells Inlet to Sandy Island Road, or taking a leisurely ride up and down the beach. If you are in the Litchfield Beach or Pawleys Island areas, you can easily rent a bike -- along with any other needed gear -- to take advantage of spectacular biking trails and beach cycling.We've rounded up the best places for you to rent cycling gear in the area:Guests at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort can rent bikes on site at the bike rental at 350 Retreat Beach Circle.... Read More
One of the most magical sights on the South Strand is but a few steps away.Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles is back this year, and visiting the expansive garden grounds by twinkling lights is a must-do when staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf. Well, anywhere really, but you’re so close right now that it would be a shame not to.But this weekend — December 18, 19 and 20 — is the last to enjoy the “Nights.” However, those in town after Christmas will delight in an extension of sorts. On December 31 come for the Stroll By Candlelight on New Year’s Eve event.... Read More
What happens when the True North meets the Deep South?Eight days of springy, beach-y, good neighborly fun, that’s what.The 54th Annual Can-Am Days Festival returns to Myrtle Beach March 14-22, and promises all the fun, beauty and hospitality the Grand Strand is known for. Not to be overlooked, all activities are easily accessed from the idyllic (and slightly quieter) perch of the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.Why Can-Am (short for Canadian-American)? Well, any non-southerner can attest what March is like due north of us — cold, bleak, and seemingly endless. Down here? Well, it’s warm, sunny and downright delightful and we want you all to see it.... Read More
The South Strand is famous for its award-winning seafood restaurants, but the freshest catches are located just off the shore. The Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding tidal creeks and inlets are teeming with a wide variety of fish species, as well as shrimp, oysters, blue crabs and more. Visiting anglers can cut out the middle-man restaurants and go straight to the source by catching and cooking their own seafood feast. Here are five of the best places to hook a big one for dinner:* Charter Boats: The best way to catch the biggest fish is to go where they live - way offshore near the Gulfstream.... Read More
Saturday, July 2* 33rd Annual Murrells Inlet Fourth of July Boat Parade: You've seen your share of parades on dry land, but this unique floating procession is unlike any other. Dozens of vessels, ranging from luxury yachts to small fishing boats, get decked out in their most patriotic colors and line up for a cruise through Murrells Inlet. Visitors line the banks and cheer as the flotilla makes its way around the inlet and passengers wave to bystanders. The parade starts at Garden City Point at 5 p.m. and can be viewed from the Veterans Pier, Crazy Sister Marina and boat ramps along the waterfront.... Read More
It is the reason for the season, after all. Christmas is one of the two most popular days of the year to attend Mass and worship, and most churches accommodate the larger crowds by offering multiple services on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or both. The numerous churches within a short drive of Litchfield Beach and Golf area are no exception, and we’ve assembled a list of times and web links for Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian churches in the area. All are welcome to celebrate the arrival of the Christ child.“O come let us adore him…”**Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, Pawleys Island:Christmas Eve: 6 p.... Read More
Come cruise the Winyah Bay and take home some great memories and amazing seashells. First of all, make sure you head out of the Myrtle Beach area and drive on down to Georgetown, about 45 minutes away.  Take the Rover Boat Tours, it is the best, most relaxing and carefree way to experience historic, unspoiled Lowcountry nature surrounding Georgetown and Winyah Bay. You will board a 46-foot long power catamaran with comfortable seating in the shade.You will be surrounded by vistas of water sna salt marsh, where you may spot a dolphin or sea turtle to swim alongside of you.  AFter you cruise a bit, the Rover will put you ashore where you will be on an unsettled barrier island where the historic Winyah Bay Lighthouse overlooks the deserted beach of North Island.... Read More
There are those of us who love a good rom-com, prefer the door locks double-bolted, and like to keep talk of spirits either at the bar or church on Sunday.Then there are those who go on the Conway Ghost Walk.It’s spooky, it’s spine-tingling, but mostly it’s just pretty, interesting, and a great taste of some Lowcountry history.Conway, a short jaunt down Route 17 from Myrtle Beach is a historic touchstone in the Grand Strand, with a charming, revitalized downtown. You’ll find restaurants, shops, a picturesque river walk — and, of course, the Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Lowcountry (Conway Ghost Walks) and its hair-raising tales of hauntings.... Read More
It’s hard to describe Brookgreen Gardens if you’ve never been there. Picture a vast garden filled with lush flowers, dotted with ancient, moss-strewn oaks. Now drop in majestic sculptures of larger-than-life horses, ancient gods, and music playing nymphs. Add in some playful water features, and leisurely paths where you can wander at your own pace. Do you hear the songbirds? And don’t forget to stop by the butterfly house, alight with thousands of species of colorful winged insects. There is really so much to see at Brookgreen Gardens, and so many constantly changing events and programs, that many visitors to the area return year after year—or even many times a year when they visit Myrtle Beach.... Read More
They come for the beach, the sea air and the relaxing pools. But many of our guests also come because they love a good workout in the sunshine, whether that’s a round of seaside golf or the opportunity to play tennis either at one of the resort’s seven first-come, first-served hard courts or at one of the best racquet clubs in the region, the Litchfield Racquet Club. The Racquet Club is located about a mile from the lodging areas of the resort, but it’s worth the trek to take advantage of the 17 clay Har-Tru courts, three of which are lighted for night play. The daily fee to play on the courts is $12.... Read More
When you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, you’ve got plenty of options for how to spend your time. You can lounge at the beach or one of our pools, you can take advantage of preferred tee times at some of the best golf courses in the region, you can enjoy outstanding dining at Websters Lowcountry Grill or grab some Starbucks right onsite—and now you can also get surfing lessons from ... Read More
Brookgreen Gardens: Located just a few miles north in Murrells Inlet is one of the prettiest spots on the Strand. Built on a former rice and indigo plantation, this 9,100-acre property is home to the oldest and largest botanical garden on the East Coast. Trails wind through a myriad of plants, flowers and trees that are accompanied by breath-taking statues and structures. Guests can explore the gardens, visit the tea room and restaurant, experience native culture at the Gullah Cultural Arts Center, and see alligators, otters and birds of prey at the Lowcountry Zoo. Boat rides and plantation tours are also available at an additional charge.... Read More
The way we remember is changing. And that includes the way we remember our vacations.When we were kids, we’d buy a postcard, scribble in our journal, snap a photograph on film, or just tuck a memory away in our minds, brushing the dust away on cold and grey days to try and feel the light of the South Strand summer sun again.Now we Insta this, tweet that. Post a status, post a blog. We’re exchanging memory for megapixels, and feel that somehow that’s enough.But it’s not.The haziest memories come alive when we smell that one flower, or hear that particular song; hold that seashell in our hands; or glance at the memento on our shelf.... Read More
Yes, we’re supposed to relax on vacation.But at the expense of our well-earned physiques?Good news, folks, we can have it both ways — that is, take a load off without putting a load on.How?Be realistic. Don’t expect to spend hours intensely exercising if that’s just not in the cards. Instead, think maintenance, healthful choices, and unexpected calorie burns. Here’s what you need to do, and it’s all within minutes of your accommodations at Litchfield Beach & Golf.1) 10,000 Steps: We’ve all heard that this is the sort of fitness gold standard, the minimum number of steps we need to take a day to stay on a healthy track.... Read More
There are a lot of things we South Strand-ers consider major sources of pride.There are the pristine beaches, the world-famous Lowcountry cuisine, the fascinating history, the gorgeous inlet.And then there’s Brookgreen Gardens.This is one of the biggest attractions in the Myrtle Beach area for a reason; the sprawling grounds are jaw-droopingly gorgeous and always a delight for the senses. It’s all-ages fun, it’s educational, it’s ever changing, but it’s also a relaxing and leisurely outing. And that’s a hard combination to come by.Oh, and the best part? It’s a stone’s throw from your stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf.... Read More
Located just a short drive north of Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, Brookgreen Gardens puts on the Cool Summer Evenings program beginning June 8 and running through Aug. 5. Held every Wednesday and Friday night, the gardens stay open until 9 p.m. so you can enjoy the scenery with sunset servings as a beautiful backdrop on the former rice plantation. The additional two hours are prime hours for beating the heat and soaking in all the art and nature Brookgreen Gardens has to offer.As the temperature starts to drop and the sun sinks behind the palmetto and live oak trees, the gardens come alive with the sounds of music.... Read More
The small South Strand towns of Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island are known for their beautiful undeveloped beaches, delicious seafood restaurants and hammocks shops. But now that their best-kept secrets are out, their biggest claims to fame just might be golf.It all starts at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Club, a 600-acre property that features world-class accommodations, amenities and, of course, golf. With the resort adjoining the Litchfield Country Club, guests have access to one of the top courses on the Grand Strand within a short golf cart ride. Guests can rise and shine with a hearty breakfast at the resort, zip over to the golf course for 18 holes or more, then return for a relaxing dip in the pool or hot tub and a nap in your comfortable accommodations.... Read More
There are so many great restaurants located along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk that it's hard to choose just one — so don't.Instead of enjoying a four-course meal at one of the dozen or so establishments connected by the wooden waterfront walkway, take a page out of Ernest Hemingway's memoir 'A Moveable Feast' and have one course each at four different restaurants. Take the short stroll on the MarshWalk and stop in for a few small tastes of what the 'Seafood Capital of South Carolina' has to offer.Since Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort guests have proven they have great taste by staying at the ultimate Lowcountry vacation property, we've compiled a list of their popular choices for which restaurants do each course best.... Read More
Tucked far away from the development of the Grand Strand is Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre former rice and indigo plantation that has been transformed into a nature preserve and education center.Located in Georgetown County, about 30 miles south of Myrtle Beach, this scenic stretch of South Carolina coastline includes all the ecological diversity of the Lowcountry, including swamps, salt marshes, wetlands and woodlands. It also preserves the history of this 18th century plantation, including antebellum homes and slave quarters that have been preserved for historical reflection.Previously owned by a collection of some of America’s wealthiest families, and such famous guests as US President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and former Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams visited the area for relaxation and duck hunting during the first half of the 20th century.... Read More
Located on a former rice and indigo plantation, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort sits on 600 scenic acres of Carolina coastline, wetlands and woodlands. Situated between the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet and the 'arrogantly shabby' town of Pawleys Island, about 20 miles South of Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach is one of the Grand Strand's best-kept secrets, in part due to the property's abundance of peace and quiet.Litchfield Beach's accommodations are top notch and range from luxurious hotel-style suites to condos, villas and cottages with up to eight bedrooms, so your party has the perfect place to stay no matter its size.... Read More
With the leaves beginning to turn from green to beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red, it is clear that Fall is right around the corner. Embrace the cooler temperatures and lovely natural scenes with a visit to Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island for one of its autumnal celebrations in 2016.The new season kicks off on October 1, when the gardens bring Fall to life on the South Strand with the 2016 Harvest Home Weekend Festival. This festival is a celebration for all, so bring your entire family for two fun-filled days that are sure to wash those post-Summer blues away. The activities commence on Saturday, and both days feature schedules that begin at 9:30 a.... Read More
Pop. Boom. Sizzle.There are few things more uniquely American than a good fireworks show, and it’s a tradition that — lucky for us — is enjoyed on July 4th and beyond all over the Grand Strand and quite close to Litchfield Beach & Golf. Here are some best bets for fireworks events on Independence Day, which fortuitously falls on a free-flowing Saturday this year, and all summer long.July 4th Weekend Fireworks:Murrells Inlet MarshWalk: Take it from us, this is the event to beat. Following the awesomely fun boat parade earlier in the day, the restaurants along the MarshWalk sponsor a fabulous fireworks show over the inlet starting at 10 p.... Read More
Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is a peaceful retreat in its own right, with 600 acres of white-sand beaches, golf and tennis facilities, swimming pools and a spa, and hiking and biking trails where you can always find some relaxation and tranquility.But to really escape to a secluded stretch of beach or an isolated spot amid the woodlands and wetlands, you have to know a few secret and not-so-secret locales on the south end of the Grand Strand. Located in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, here are five beautiful places that are off the beaten path — or at least big enough to get lost — where you can disappear for a day:* Brookgreen Gardens: Located just two miles north of Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, this 9,100-acre botanical sculpture garden is the oldest and largest on the East Coast.... Read More
Folks can enjoy some wonderful sounds during their stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort - the waves crashing on the beach, the sea breeze blowing through the live oak trees, and best of all, the chirping of birds and cheering for birdies on our on-site golf course. But for those with an ear for music, you don't have to travel far to find the sweet sounds of live acts on local stages. Here are five of our guests' favorite places to catch live music within a short drive of Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort:* Brookgreen Gardens: Who needs Hot Summer Nights when you can enjoy Cool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen Gardens.... Read More
You may have heard of a pub crawl, but a visit to the Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach, is more like a scenic seafood stroll.Located along a wooden walkway that borders the inlet, the Marsh Walk gives visitors that chance to take a leisurely jaunt from restaurant to restaurant, each offering their own unique Lowcountry dishes and atmosphere. The one thing they share in common: They all serve fresh local seafood that you can watch being unloaded on the nearby docks. Try to hit them all, but make sure not to miss these five eateries:Dead Dog Saloon: This long-running favorite burned to the ground earlier this year, but a new and improved Dead Dog emerged from the ashes.... Read More
There are lots of good reasons to stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort — including the luxurious Lowcountry location, the world-class amenities, and the 600 scenic acres of woodlands, wetlands and white-sand beaches. But perhaps none are bigger than the abundance of award-winning golf courses within a short distance of the resort, giving guests a long list of opportunities.With more than 80 golf courses within a 60-mile radius of Myrtle Beach, Grand Strand visitors have plenty of options for golf. But the vast majority of top-rated layouts are located on the South Strand, from Murrells Inlet down to Georgetown.... Read More
Packing for your family vacation can be so stressful that you need a longer getaway to recover from it. Relax and remember to pack light. The beauty of staying at Litchfield Beach Golf & Resort is you don't need to bring much to have a great vacation experience. The resort has so many amenities that you really don't have to leave the premises to have a good time, and even the surrounding area is very laid back and come-as-you-are casual. But there are a handful of things you should remember to bring. Here's a list of five often overlooked items by our guests that you should make sure are in your suitcase:* Beach blanket: You've been daydreaming about lying on the beach but in reality the sand can be hot and sticky without a layer of protection in between.... Read More
There are the suggestions.The hints.The if-you-have-time ideas for what to do on your Pawleys Island vacation.Then there are the stop-everything, don’t-leave-without-‘ems, your-life-is-not-complete-unless-you-do-this itinerary.So here you have it, folks, the five absolute-must things to do in the South Strand while you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.1) Huntington Beach State Park: Any beach will do, really, but the pristine stretch of sand and surf that is Huntington State Park is a peaceful reminder of what the South Carolina coast looked like before, well, we showed up.... Read More
Beer has undergone a major revolution in recent years. Once represented by only handful of national brands, the beer industry’s top has been popped, blown wide open by the exploding popularity of craft beers and microbreweries. For beer-lovers with adventurous taste buds, it's now easier than ever to sample a wide variety of ales, ciders, stouts and wheat beers from around the world.The craft-beer craze has reached our little corner of the South Carolina coast, with several small bars and restaurants adding hard-to-find craft beers to their lineups. For those who love to explore (both new places and new flavors), here are five local Litchfield area hot spots where you can relax and enjoy a cold one while taking your taste buds into new territory:* Island Bar & Grill: This place is a Pawleys Island institution and one of the best local watering holes to wet your whistle with a craft beer or two.... Read More
In real estate, it’s the big question.Rent or buy?When talking South Strand vacations, there is no question.Rent, rent, rent.Whether it’s too big and bulky to bring from home or so out-of-this-world wild that you’d never own it in the first place, vacation rental accessories can elevate your trip to a convenient and affordable “Best Ever” status.What are the best items to rent when you’re staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf? Our takes.1) Kayak: Ever tried to gate-check a kayak? Yeah, us neither. Even if you have one of your own, leave it at home and rent one when you arrive.... Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…… and when you take the likelihood of frigid winter temperatures and travel-snarling snowstorms out of the equation, it’s positively sublime. Ahh, South Carolina.We love the holidays in Pawleys, Murrells and Litchfield, and it’s not just because of the mild clime. Here are some best bets for getting into the spirit of the season down here south of Myrtle Beach.Nights of a Thousand Candles: Somehow, in some way, Brookgreen Gardens manages to out-beautify itself around the holidays. The world-famous expanse of flora and statuary becomes bedecked in light with the help of over 5,000 hand-lit candles and more sparkling lights.... Read More
When the first explorers trudged through the pristine marsh waters of the South Strand to settle the territory, they gazed out across the land and said:“This is where I shall plant my rice. This is where I shall dock my vessel.”“This is where I shall play my golf.”Or so we imagine.The links are as woven into the fabric of the Myrtle Beach area as shrimp and grits and riding the surf. It’s about the biggest attraction we’ve got down here, second to, you know, that big ocean thing. Heck, it’s so big it’s even in our name: Litchfield Beach & Golf.... Read More
The historic town of Pawleys Island might be old, small and slow-paced, but it knows how to throw one heck of a party. The highlight of the 'arrogantly shabby' resort town's social calendar — the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art — is right around the corner, coinciding with the start of the fall season and the perfect time to visit, from Sept. 24 through Oct. 15.The three-week festival is loaded with events that feature local artists and their works, national artists and their music, and the best of Lowcountry food and spirits. The events are held at some of the most scenic settings on the South Carolina coast.... Read More
Many guests at the Litchfield Beach Resort take a short trip north to Myrtle Beach for a full day of attractions, shopping and dining. But for an equally enjoyable but completely different experience, take the short drive south to the historic port city of Georgetown and the lovely Lowcountry scenery.Located at the headwaters of the Black and Sampit Rivers and Intracoastal Waterway, Georgetown is the third oldest port in the nation. The combination of history and seafaring are still evident along the downtown district’s Harborwalk, where locals and tourists stroll from shop to café while fishing boats sail in and out of Winyah Bay.... Read More
If there’s one thing worse than heading out on that great (as in big, vast — not wonderful) new year’s pledge known as the “I’m Getting Healthy Once and For All” routine, it’s being reminded of ways in which we can get healthy once and for all.Enough already. Can we please have the eggnog and cheese plates back?Sigh.But when getting back into the wellness frame of mind is delicious, fun, fascinating and rewarding, it’s a little easier to swallow. And when so many of these options are right outside your door near the Litchfield Beach & Golf resort, it’s even better.... Read More
It’s happening.The calendar date has been circled. The kids are with a sitter. You’re both ready to be together… alone.Your anniversary has arrived — how are you celebrating?The Grand Strand is chock full of festive, romantic outings and restaurants that will stoke that marital fire — or just take the edge off the nuttiness of family life — that are easy to access and easier to love. The following is a day to remember.Morning: We can’t think of many things more awe-inspiring, peaceful and romantic than watching the sunrise over the ocean. Set the alarm and sneak out before dawn’s early light with travel mugs of coffee in hand.... Read More
There is a simple formula for having a great vacation experience on the Grand Strand: Play hard, sleep hard, eat hard and shop hard. Do those four things, with lots of rest and relaxation in between, and you will take home plenty of vacation memories. Do those same things at the best places on the Grand Strand, and you're sure to make the most of your getaway.By staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, you've already found the ultimate spot for maximizing your vacation time. In fact, guests can accomplish everything on their to-do list without leaving the property. Located on 600 scenic oceanfront acres, Litchfield Beach offers visitors the opportunity to play golf, play tennis, enjoy swimming and other activities, stay in comfortable accommodations in a tranquil environment, dine at Webster's Lowcountry Grill, and shop and unwind at Stox & Co.... Read More
We love a hot summer day as much as the next person, but we also know that sometimes hot is just too hot.So, take a look at this list if you’re headed to Litchfield Beach for some hot summer fun. It’ll help you keep your cool so you can enjoy your vacation.• Stay hydratedSome of the effects we think of when we think of being overheated are actually the effects of dehydration. Make sure that you and your kids drink plenty of water. Put each family member’s name on a bottle to help you monitor who’s drinking enough and who needs to take a break and take a few sips.... Read More
The Litchfield in Pawley’s Island is one of the Myrtle Beach area’s most sought after accommodations, catering to avid golfers, event planners and anyone who is looking for a bit of a quieter stay among its 600 acres. Visitors love it for its access to the sprawling, gorgeous Brookgreen Gardens, on-site restaurants and spa, as well as the resort’s ridiculously fun pool and lazy river. Anyone seeking a more low key location away from the bustle of downtown will like it here, and will like it even more when all the planned improvements are made.Elizabeth Parnell, sales and marketing coordinator for The Litchfield, outlined the changes coming to the resort:  -In the next few weeks, the lobby will be getting a complete decor overhaul, complete with new paint, furniture and updated restrooms.... Read More
Who doesn’t adore a parade? Never mind. Don’t tell us. We don’t want to know.We just love them too much.Whether it’s a small town affair anchored by the high school marching band or a big to-do with gymnasts and fire trucks and a hailstorm of candy, municipalities and neighborhoods all around the South Strand throw their own brand of patriotic festivities. Regardless of where you wind up, bring a chair, wear your red, white and blue, and prepare for uniquely Southern Independence Day fun.Pawleys Island Parade: Just minutes from Litchfield Beach & Golf is where you’ll find this longstanding charmer.... Read More
It can’t possibly be… is it?The end of summer?.?Labor Day weekend is a most bittersweet time — while the carefree, warm whims of the fairest months will be missed, it will be nice to get the kids back in school. And give your air conditioner a break. And kick off pumpkin latte season.But we all have that nagging feeling of “Did I really take advantage of this season?” Why not check a few things off that list on Labor Day weekend while in Litchfield Beach — one of the most gorgeous, low-key and memorable spots on the Grand Strand.Here’s how:Item No.... Read More
The South Strand relishes its “endless summer” vibe.But the kids still have to go back to school, you know what we mean?Spending Labor Day weekend at Litchfield Beach & Golf means you get one last summertime hurrah — one last lazy beach day, one last over-the-top ice cream cone, one last sunset over the inlet.We get the importance of this ritualistic changing of the seasonal guard, even if the warm weather does tend to linger a little longer here.We’ve got some great things to do here over Labor Day weekend — away from the teeming crowds of some of the bigger, more obvious attractions — to stretch out those last fun days of the best time of year.... Read More
While many Grand Strand vacationers want to stay close to all the popular attractions and neon-lit shops and restaurants, others prefer a relaxing getaway in a more laid-back atmosphere.Those are the visitors who choose to stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, a 600-acre vacation oasis located on the coastal South Carolina Lowcountry. And once they find it, they never stay anywhere else.That’s the case of recent and regular guest Karen Gorman, who enjoys getting away from it all at Litchfield Golf & Beach Resort. She and husband Kevin live in the Lake Norman area, just outside of Charlotte, NC.... Read More
Now, we’re not ones to say, “I told you so,” but we do love when something we adore is discovered and loved by others, too.So is the case with Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawleys Island. The sprawling, idyllic destination was named one of the 10 most luxurious and exclusive resorts in the Grand Strand by USA Today’s 10best.com.Here are a few reasons it made 10best.com’s (and our) list:Setting: Litchfield is a bit off the beaten path, making it a little more bucolic, a little less hustle-and-bustle than some of the popular spots downtown. The resort comprises 600 beautiful acres, and guests can choose to stay oceanside, golf course-adjacent, by lakes and more.... Read More
A leisurely stroll or cycle on a scenic path is one of those pleasures of life that is undeniable —it’s a little exercise, a little beauty, a lot of enjoyment.The Grand Strand has a lot of great trails that are both accessible and approachable, meaning you’re not going to be ascending a mountain or zigzagging through a rocky forest (although, you can if you want).Here are some Myrtle Beach trails best bets, and if you’re heading out on bicycle, don’t forget riding appropriate clothing, and most importantly, your helmet.Swamp Fox Passage / Palmetto Trail: Throw the bike on the car rack (or simply lace up your sneakers) and head south on Route 17 to hit the 42 miles of Swamp Fox Passage.... Read More
Take a guided kayak eco-tour with these folks, and your South Strand vacation will be made.Guaranteed.“That’s our goal,” said Black River Outdoors co-owner Richard Laurent. “We want to be their highlight.It’s not so far-fetched, this goal, seeing as Laurent and his crew of experienced guides know all the best spots to visit, have easy-to-use gear, and give the top-of-the-tier tours. Laurent  recommends that those staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf try a tour of either the Cypress Swamp on the Black and Waccamaw Rivers or the Salt Marsh at Huntington Beach State Park for a two- or four-hour expedition.... Read More
You know we love Myrtle Beach.Like, love.But we also enjoy getting out a little, venturing off the beaten path, reveling in some quieter corners of the Grand Strand.Which is why we really love Pawleys Island.But what to do? Where to start? And how do we get there?Easy. Follow us.Pawleys Island lies off the Highway 17 corridor that links Myrtle Beach to Charleston, making it a snap to get from one spot to the other and everything in between. Murrells Inlet is just to the north, as are popular Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park. Just to the west the links-lovers among you will find a golfers paradise.... Read More
Featuring first-class accommodations, world-class amenities and true Southern hospitality, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort offers the comfort, facilities and people power to host a variety of events - from family reunions and weddings to business meetings and golf outings. Best of all, you pick the dates and your preferences and let us handle all the details. Our professional staff of event planners can deliver the ideal event so you and your party can focus on making memories.The spacious and scenic property includes more than a dozen conference rooms and meeting spaces for groups as small as 12 and as large as 230.... Read More
While, yes, the beach and golf and sunshine play a big, big part in the decision to visit the Grand Strand, the fact that we also happen to be home to some of the freshest, most incredible seafood in the country ought to weigh in, too.With the abundance of grouper, flounder, drum, trout, mackerel and more packing our waters, not to mention shrimp and inlet oysters, coastal Carolina has a lot to boast. And don’t we reap the benefits.We like to venture down Route 17 in the Pawleys/Murrells corridor to hit some phenomenal but off-the-beaten-path options. Here are seven — out of MANY — of our faves, in no particular order:1) Bliss (Murrells Inlet): This award-winning local favorite doesn’t fib — their seafood is blissful.... Read More
Myrtle Beach gets all of the glory, but the hidden gem of the South Carolina shoreline is Pawleys Island. It’s only about twenty miles south of Myrtle Beach, but to those in the know, it feels like an entirely different world. The Island is more laid back and less crowded–the kind of place where you can stop to appreciate a beautiful sunset, and Pawleys has plenty of those to spare. But that’s not all it has. Check out more of the many reasons to visit this seaside escape:Dining: Bistro 217 is known for its fusion of Southern flavors, brought to life by a chef who learned from the masters–his mother and grandmother.... Read More
Offering discounted offseason rates and last-minute specials, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort provides the perfect winter retreat to help you shake the cold-weather blues. Offering luxurious accommodations, an indoor pool and other amenities, Litchfield Beach gives guests plenty to do on those chillier times, and even more outdoor activities for those sunny days.Litchfield Beach is making it easier and more affordable than ever to take a weekend break during the final stage of winter. Guests who arrive any Friday for a two-day stay between February 19 and March 18 can save up to 40 percent off our regular rates.... Read More
We all know what she’s going to say.“Oh, you don’t have to get me anything for Mother’s Day.”Typical humble, selfless mom, right? But come on. Of course we have to do something.In addition to the perfectly thoughtful gift (we’ll leave that one up to you), a day of pampering and fun for mom is a must-do, and lucky for visitors to the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, there are some seriously great options within minutes of accommodations on Sunday, May 10.Read on for some of the best ways to honor mom… yes, daytime drinks are involved.1) Go with the flow: Treat mom to a little morning zen with an 8 a.... Read More
When that first warm breeze rolls in, we get out.Get out of the house, get out in the summer clothes, and get out of town to the South Strand where spring means business. The best place to enjoy this most invigorating season is the world-renowned Brookgreen Gardens, right in Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort’s backyard.With its abundant acreage of spectacular flora, impressive art, and delightful zoo and aviary, Brookgreen is a pleasure to visit year round. However, spring is its Super Bowl, so to speak, with the grounds coming to life in a show of magnificent colors and shapes.What to expect this spring at Brookgreen? Read on.... Read More
Cead Mile Failte…… to the South Strand, y’all.They say that everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. We say that everyone is welcome here at the beach. Put those two things together and we’ve got the makings for one seriously fun holiday.St. Paddy’s Day 2015 falls on a Tuesday – a serious bummer if you plan on, um, seriously partying. In addition, Pawleys Island doesn’t host a parade or any formal event, so if you love the idea of green beer and bagpipes, head to North Myrtle Beach on March 14 for their fun annual event.Looking to stay a little closer to your home away from home at Litchfield Beach & Golf? Still want to get your slainte on?Throw on your finest green wear and see what’s in store.... Read More
More than 50,000 fans are expected to flock to downtown Myrtle Beach for the Second Annual Carolina Country Music Festival, and thousands more will be on the Grand Strand for summer vacation on the first weekend of June. But you can enjoy all the great country music acts while also escaping the big crowds in Myrtle Beach by staying at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.Located 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach gives country music fans a relaxing retreat after a loud and rowdy day at the Carolina Country MusicFest. Guests can commute to the shuttle lot and experience a full day and night of live music on the oceanfront before heading back to the luxury accommodations and first-class amenities of Litchfield Beach.... Read More
We often forget that the United States is not that old — few cities even crest the two-century mark.Here in the Grand Strand, things sometimes seem especially young. We’ve got new hotels, new restaurants and new attractions that seem to pop up daily.Then we head a little south, to quaint Georgetown, S.C., and get a dose of what life was like so very long ago.When you head to Georgetown — a seaside community halfway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston — the best way to dip into its historic significance is through the fun and informative Swamp Fox Tours Company.... Read More
They call it “mall exhaustion.”We are all familiar — when shopping till we drop turns into frustration, fatigue, and eventually flopping out on one of those chairs in the middle of a store while our partner combs the sale racks… again. Bad Muzak, heavy perfume smells, and too many people all add up to swearing off shopping entirely.Beleaguered retail-phobes of the world take heart. There is hope.And it comes in the form of the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island.This delightful destination is the anti-mall, with about 20 small, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants in clapboard cottages dotted among meandering paths, pines, porches and flowers.... Read More
Guests at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort have so many wonderful options for on-site entertainment that they could spend their entire vacation without leaving the property. But for those who wish to explore the beautiful Lowcountry scenery that surrounds Litchfield Beach, there are even more exciting opportunities, including a unique chance to travel back in time.No time machine is necessary, only a vehicle to make the short drive to the historic port city of Georgetown. In only a few minutes, you will feel like you have been teleported back to the pre-Revolutionary War period and a time when rice was king.... Read More
For the majority of the continental United States, winter is “Why Do I Live Here?” season. However, not in Myrtle Beach, where the fair weather and infrequent snowfalls make it a delight to reside in year round.With that said, we locals adore autumn and recommend it over winter for visitors looking to escape the encroaching cold. Here’s why.1) Weather: Fall is a joy in Myrtle Beach, with average September highs in the 80s and October’s at the near ideal mid-70s mark. Even November, rounding the corner toward winter, tops out in the mid-60s, making those cozy sweaters useful, but not essential.... Read More
Think about it: we’re taking stock of the summer season, reaping the bounty of our fields, and taking a breather from some oppressive heat. However, you know that pit-of-the-stomach uneasy feeling folks experience, where even the most beautiful fall is just a precursor to some brutal winter weather? Yeah, we don’t get that here.It’s all good, all the time.Anyway, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort fits you right in the center of all the action — be it a harvest, art, wine, music or food festival — with great off-season rates on accommodations and packages that will leave you with a little more cash in your pocket to splurge for that pumpkin spice latte.... Read More
Squeeeeeaaaaaaaall...OMG. You’re engaged? Congratulations. It’s so exciting, we literally can’t even.Well, OK, we can.We have to.This South Strand summer wedding isn't going to plan itself.With a sparkling ring on that finger and a lifetime with your beloved to look forward to, it’s easy to forget that wedding planning is hard work. But it can be fun, too, as long as you get organized, stay calm, and plan ahead — and remember that a summer wedding in the Myrtle Beach area is as beautiful as they come.1)The date: Conventional advice says to set a date at least a year out, and we agree.... Read More
It’s one of the biggest events of the year in the South Strand, and this is an extra-special 25th year.Celebrate the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art at — where else? — Litchfield Beach & Golf. We offer the widest array of accommodations at great prices, all within minutes of the action.This year’s festival kicks off on Friday, September 25, and heads well into October with an exciting lineup of music, art, food, wine and more.What’s in store for the quarter-century celebration of this favorite for both locals and visitors? Take a look.Third Annual Seaside Palette: This is not, we repeat not, like watching paint dry.... Read More
There is no more sublime tradition for a kid than Halloween trick-or-treating. A spooky costume, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and the candy…Oh, the candy.Myrtle Beach has a treasure trove of sugary stops, in addition to your standard neighborhood, um, haunts. While counties and cities have their own official trick-or-treat start and stop times, area businesses and attractions take part, too.Here are some best bets.Broadway at the Beach: We love this idea of combining Halloween tradition with some additional fun. Dressed-up kids can hit up stores for treats, and perhaps pause for a little dinner at one of the many Broadway restaurants.... Read More
From 1951 to 2011, Myrtle Beach's Sun Fun Festival, the longest-running event in the city's history, brought unforgettable experiences and entertainment to locals and vacationers for decades. The event marked the traditional start of the summer season but was placed on pause after the 2011 season. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the 2016 Sun Fun Festival returns and will take place from June 3-5 in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. Featuring swingin' beach music, competitive games, and a parade, the event is sure to entertain repeat visitors and newcomers alike. The fun begins on June 3, and will include live performances by the Swinging Medallions, The Legendary Motown Revue, and The Castaways.... Read More
Visit the Farmers Market at the Market Common throughout the summer for a variety of fresh and savory items, including locally-grown produce, baked goods, and other hand-crafted products. Beginning on June 4, and continuing until September 24, the Farmers Market will be available every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Located on Deville Street in the Market Common shopping and dining district, the Farmers Market is your chance to taste the real flavors of the Myrtle Beach area through the freshest and tastiest produce brought to you directly from the farm. There's no need to wonder about the origin of your fruits and vegetables because the Farmer's Market allows you to interact with and get to know the local producers in person.... Read More
There’s no shortage of great restaurants on the Grand Strand, but what’s the best spot for a romantic dinner? Whether you’re planning a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, anniversary celebration or perfect date-night, venture to the south end of Myrtle Beach (Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, Georgetown) and you’ll find some restaurants perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Chosen for cuisine, ambiance and setting, all of the restaurants included are perfect for a special occasion with that special someone. Austin's Ocean One 1 County Road S-22-303, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 Phone: (843) 235-8700 What could be more romantic than oceanfront dining on beautiful Litchfield Beach? Austin’s Ocean One not only provides the ultimate moonlit setting, it offers outstanding contemporary American cuisine featuring local seafood and hand cut steaks and is highly regarded as one of the best restaurants on the Strand.... Read More
You've planned your vacation to North Myrtle Beach and your itinerary is almost full. Beach? Check. Waterpark? Check. Shopping? Check. Parasailing? Check. But there's a night that needs to be filled, and with as many awesome choices, it can be tough to decide. A great suggestion and a truly unique experience is waiting at the Barefoot Landing Marina with a sightseeing, sunset or dinner cruise aboard the Barefoot Princess riverboat.Standing alone as the only riverboat tour available along the Intracoastal Waterway, the Barefoot Princess offers guests a scenic and memorable excursion. Spanning over 60 feet long and featuring three levels, the Barefoot Princess can accommodate up to 130 passengers.... Read More
Making your property more energy efficient is a fantastic way to reduce your cost for utilities and end the year with some extra money in your pocket. Whether you///'re looking to make huge improvements or just small tweaks, there are a multitude of ways to decrease your carbon footprint and increase your wallet. Here are a few of the best as mentioned on the Huffington Post:Install a "Smart" Thermostat-- A smart thermostat (like the Nest Learning Thermostat) will connect with your property's WiFi connection, allowing you to control temperature through your smartphone no matter where you are. These thermostats also "learn" your preferred heating and cooling preferences and can assist in maximizing your energy efficiency and keeping utilities in check.... Read More
Stachybotrys chartarum, Cladosporium, Aspergillus: scary sounding words, and the scientific terms for mold that can grow in buildings. A stubborn problem in many structures, black mold poses significant health and property issues and can be a headache to take on. Here are some important facts from the Center for Disease Control:Molds are extremely common in buildings and have a tendency to grow anywhere where there is moisture.Large infestations are often detected by smell or sight, but often occur in areas that may be concealed from open view.Mold can enter a structure in many ways, like open doorways, windows and ventilation systems.... Read More
One of the most cost effective ways to increase the value of your property is by replacing or upgrading vinyl siding. The benefits of vinyl siding are multiple. Its cost is a fraction of wood paneling, maintenance on it is much easier and a wide array of colors and types are readily available. However, siding is only as effective as the install job that puts it on your home, and that's where things can sometimes get tricky. From the "This Old House" website, some things to keep in mind are:As opposed to wood siding which is fastened tightly, vinyl siding is hung from nails through horizontal slots to allow for expansion and contraction during temperature changes.... Read More
Myrtle Beach is a beautiful area and while it may be known for amusement parks and man-made attractions, there's plenty of fun to be had among nature. The next time you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach, be sure to try some of these fun nature-based activities:Pier FishingMyrtle Beach and the surrounding Grand Strand offer several area piers that are perfect for a full day of fishing fun. In North Myrtle Beach there's the Cherry Grove Pier, where a world record 1780 lb. Tiger Shark was once caught. Myrtle Beach is home to four different piers: the Apache Pier (the longest wooden fishing pier on the east coast), 14th Avenue Pier (featuring a restaurant with views out over the water), Second Avenue Pier (just south of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk ) and Springmaid Pier (voted best pier for fishing by the Myrtle Beach Herald).... Read More
Planning on being in Myrtle Beach for Labor Day? Of course you are. And while there's plenty of fun to be had on the beach and around the Grand Strand, one of the craziest events is taking place inland in the Carolina Forest area with the fourth annual Dirty Myrtle Mud Run. Whatever you do, don't wear your best workout clothes to this muddy competition.The event kicks off on Saturday, August 30th at 9 AM in the Waterbridge community in Carolina Forest. There is an adult course (3 miles) as well as a kids course (1 mile), so participants of all ages are welcome to get down and dirty. In addition to the running trails, there will be various obstacles for runners to navigate throughout the course featuring ponds, swinging tires, mud holes, wooden beams and tubes.... Read More
There is a huge buzz surrounding the opening of the brand spanking new North Myrtle Beach Sports and Parks complex, which took place earlier in the week. The facility kicked things off with the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic softball tournament, featuring 17 teams from several states. The six total baseball/softball fields accommodate several games at once, and there are also eight batting cages available. Multiple area soccer teams also made great use of the eight soccer/lacrosse fields at the facility. There are plenty of upcoming tournaments that the complex will be hosting, with the most notable being the International Quidditch World Cup.... Read More
We all come from different walks of life, and surely have different opinions on many issues, but there's one thing we can all agree on: explosions are awesome...OK, maybe that's a bit of hyperbole. But if you do enjoy explosions, you probably would dig the Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show, coming to the Myrtle Beach Speedway beginning this June and running every 1st & 3rd Wednesday throughout the summer. An adrenaline-packed display featuring racing, wrecks, flames and, of course, EXPLOSIONS, is sure to excite families and spectators of all ages.The exhibition showcases some of the best Hollywood stuntmen doing stunts and daredevil acts that will both wow you and leave you scratching your head, wondering how someone could walk away from such a death-defying act.... Read More
With modern studio and one or two bedroom condos located direct oceanfront or just off the beach, you're sure to have fantastic lodging with great location and views at the Myrtle Beach Resort. Not only that, but when you're not busy cruising the coast, there is lots to do right on property. With numerous indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, a huge lazy river, sand volleyball courts and The Quarterdeck, Myrtle Beach Resort's oceanfront bar and grill, you'll never be bored during your vacation.In addition to the good times on property, Myrtle Beach Resort is only a few miles from popular bike week destinations like The Beaver Bar, Suck, Bang, Blow, The Boathouse and the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk.... Read More
We all know about the man-made attractions of the Grand Strand, like Broadway at the Beach, the Boardwalk and Barefoot Landing, and we all know that those are great places to have fun. But, did you know that there are plenty of pristine and unspoiled areas to enjoy all the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast? Here are a few great suggestions to relax and take in the picturesque scenes this remarkable area has to offer.Myrtle Beach State Park: Located just off the shoreline in southern Myrtle Beach, the lush forests of the Myrtle Beach State Park provide a great retreat from the bustling tourist areas.... Read More
One of the most distinctive landmarks of any beach area are the piers that adorn its coastline, and the Grand Strand is no different. With eight piers located from Surfside Beach to Cherry Grove, fantastic fishing and sightseeing are waiting for visitors to the Myrtle Beach area. Here are a few of the most popular options for tourists.Cherry Grove Fishing Pier: Located in the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach, the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier has a history dating back to its construction in the 1950's of providing its visitors with memorable fishing adventures. For example, in 1964, a world-record 1780-lb tiger shark was landed by Walter Maxwell off the pier.... Read More
It's a well-known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact, a recent survey involving four participants, 75% responded that their days went better with a great meal in the morning. We're not sure how scientifically accurate those results are, but three out of four can't be wrong, right?And hey, you're on vacation. Skip the grapefruit or granola and splurge. Here are some of the best places around Myrtle Beach to indulge in some delicious morning treats.Dino's House of PancakesNorth Myrtle Beach visitors have raved about Dino's for years, and you can't miss their retro 50's style sign at 2120 Highway 17 South.... Read More
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